Vauxhall Grandland review - MPG, CO2 and running costs
The Grandland range offers efficient petrol and diesel engines, but prices for Hybrid models are a bit steep
The Vauxhall Grandland should be an affordable car to run, no matter which version you go for. The 1.2-litre (128bhp) turbo petrol is able to return a claimed maximum of 45.6mpg, with CO2 emissions at 140g/km. Adding an auto box results in a slight dip in economy and a small rise in CO2 emissions.
The 1.5-litre diesel will return superior miles per gallon, with an impressive 54.3mpg and 136g/km CO2 emissions, while the Hybrid model has CO2 emissions of 31g/km, with an electric-only range of around 39 miles.
Business users will be best served by opting for the Grandland plug-in hybrid, which is in the 11 per cent Benefit-in-Kind rate, compared to the 31/32 per cent of the petrol and diesel-powered cars.
Vauxhall Grandland insurance groups are pretty competitive: the entry-level SE models sit in group 14-15, while higher-spec Elite and Ultimate cars are only in groups 16-17. The Hybrid 1.6-litre SRi model will attract a higher premium being in group 24, while the Elite version is in group 25.
In comparison, the Peugeot 3008 starts in group 20, while a top-spec 221bhp plug-in hybrid model is in group 31.
Residual values for the Vauxhall Grandland range are slightly improved over the pre-facelift model, but not class leading. Expert data suggests the refreshed model should hold onto around 45 per cent of its value after three years and 36,000 miles.
Although the Grandland Hybrid model costs more to buy, it will keep marginally more of its value compared to other versions in the range, at 47-48 per cent.
In this review
- 1VerdictThe Vauxhall Grandland SUV features sharper looks, upgraded tech and efficient plug-in hybrid power, but can't compete with the best in class
- 2Engines, performance and driveThe Vauxhall Grandland feels safe and secure to drive, rather than particularly fun
- 3MPG, CO2 and Running Costs - currently readingThe Grandland range offers efficient petrol and diesel engines, but prices for Hybrid models are a bit steep
- 4Interior, design and technologyThe refreshed Grandland looks smarter on the outside and now features decent onboard technology
- 5Practicality, comfort and boot spaceThe Grandland doesn’t have the biggest boot in its class, but it’s still a seriously spacious SUV
- 6Reliability and SafetyThe Vauxhall Grandland uses a tried and tested platform, and was awarded a five-star crash test score