Vauxhall Grandland X review - MPG, CO2 and running costs
The Grandland X range offers efficient petrol and diesel engines, but prices for Hybrid models are a bit steep
The Vauxhall Grandland X 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 141g/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. Specifying an oil-burner with automatic transmission doesn't affect economy or CO2 levels.
The Hybrid and Hybrid4 models have CO2 emissions of 31g/km and 29g/km respectively, with electric-only range of around 35 miles.
Vauxhall Grandland X insurance groups are competitive, if not quite class leading. The entry-level cars in SE Premium trim sit in group 20/21, and are actually more expensive to insure due to not being equipped with Vauxhall's Safety Pack. In comparison, a 1.2-litre petrol model in top Elite Nav Premium specification is in group 17.
The Hybrid 1.6-litre SE Nav model will attract a higher premium in group 24, while the top-of-the-range Hybrid4 Ultimate Nav is in group 32.
Residual values for the Vauxhall Grandland X range aren't too great, with models holding onto around 40% of their value after three years and 36,000 miles. The Business Edition versions retain slightly more, while SRI Nav and Griffin diesel variants perform poorly, keeping just 36% of their original value over the same three-year period.
In this review
- 1VerdictThe Grandland X is Vauxhall’s largest SUV, it’s comfortable and roomy but lacks character and design flair
- 2Engines, performance and driveThe Vauxhall Grandland X feels safe and secure to drive, rather than particularly fun
- 3MPG, CO2 and Running Costs - currently readingThe Grandland X range offers efficient petrol and diesel engines, but prices for Hybrid models are a bit steep
- 4Interior, design and technologyThe Grandland X shares mechanical underpinnings with the funky Peugeot 3008, but the Vauxhall's dull looks can't compete
- 5Practicality, comfort and boot spaceThe Grandland X doesn’t have the biggest boot in its class, but it’s still a seriously spacious SUV
- 6Reliability and SafetyThe Vauxhall Grandland X uses a tried and tested platform, and was awarded a five-star crash test score