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Vauxhall Crossland - Practicality, comfort and boot space

There are loads of clever touches that make the Vauxhall Crossland one of the most practical cars in its class

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3.0 out of 5

Practicality, comfort and boot space Rating

4.2 out of 5

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​Practicality is a strong point for the Vauxhall Crossland. The tall, upright and square body means there’s loads of room inside for passengers and luggage, with plenty of storage solutions dotted about the cabin. It’s only available with five seats, but there should be more than enough space for most families. 

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The driving position is good and extremely comfortable over long distances due to its elevated stance and supportive seats with standard driver’s lumbar adjustment. The car’s large glasshouse makes the cabin feel light and airy, but the way the dashboard stretches out ahead of you can make parking tricky. The short rear overhang helps to mitigate this issue, while the rear sensors and camera should help limit any dings and dents for less confident drivers.

Size 

At 4,212mm long, the Crossland is comparable to the Nissan Juke, although the Vauxhall is a little narrower at 1,776mm to the Nissan's 1,800mm. Compared to the Kia Niro, the Crossland is slightly shorter and narrower, but it's taller at 1,605mm, while the Niro measures 1,585mm.

Leg room, head room & passenger space 

There is no denying that the Crossland is a practical car. In the transition from MPV to SUV, the versatile family car has lost none of its family-friendly flair. There is loads of room up front, while in the back, you’ll find space for three adults thanks to the fact that there’s plenty of head and shoulder room. 

All cars have a 60:40 split-folding rear seat configuration, while the top-of-the-range Ultimate version gets a sliding function for the bench, which allows passengers to prioritise legroom or cargo area depending on the situation. All versions come with ISOFIX points on the outer positions of the rear seats.

Boot

The 410-litre boot is big for this class, and it expands to 1,255 litres with the rear seat folded flat. The bench can be moved forward by 150mm if more space in the boot is required without sacrificing passenger carrying. 

However, the Volkswagen T-Cross also has this sliding rear seat trick and has the edge over the Crossland by offering 455 litres of space.

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