Vauxhall Crossland review - Reliability and safety
The Crossland includes good levels of safety kit, while Vauxhall customer feedback is improving
All cars come with various safety systems such as lane departure warning and speed sign recognition. Cruise control, ABS and tyre pressure monitoring are also included, while further up the range you’ll find switchable ESP and front and rear parking sensors.
The (pre-name change) Crossland X was crash tested by Euro NCAP in 2017 and received a full five-star rating, achieving 85 per cent and 84 per cent for adult and child safety, respectively.
Reliability shouldn’t be too much of a concern as the Crossland uses plenty of tried and tested parts. Vauxhall's small family SUV didn't feature in our Driver Power customer satisfaction survey, although the bigger Grandland X finished in 24th place on a 75-car list. The manufacturer itself showed some much needed improvement in the best brands poll, moving up from 24th spot in 2021 to 19th position this time around - ahead of Skoda, Renault and Fiat.
Vauxhall used to offer a lifetime warranty on its cars, limited to the first owner. However, it has subsequently scrapped the plan, as the way in which many people buy cars has seen customers chop and change models much more frequently. As a result, all Crossland models come with a standardised three-year/60,000-mile warranty. Owners can extend this for an additional fee.
All Vauxhall Crossland models are subject to one-year or 20,000-mile service intervals, with a main service due every two years or 40,000 miles, whichever comes soonest. The brand offers servicing plans with fixed monthly costs, including two years roadside assistance cover and your first MOT free.
In this review
- 1Vauxhall Crossland review The Crossland SUV offers a sporty look and good family practicality, but isn't as sharp to drive as some rivals
- 2Engines, performance and drivePunchy engines deliver decent refinement, but the Crossland doesn’t offer much in the way of fun
- 3MPG, CO2 and Running CostsAn efficient range of petrol and diesel engines means the Crossland is an economical choice for cost-conscious buyers
- 4Interior, design and technologyThe Crossland is loaded with kit, but certain parts of the cabin still feel built down to a cost
- 5Practicality, comfort and boot spaceThere are loads of clever touches that make the Crossland one of the most practical cars in its class
- 6Reliability and Safety - currently readingThe Crossland includes good levels of safety kit, while Vauxhall customer feedback is improving