Vauxhall Grandland X review - Reliability and safety

The Vauxhall Grandland X uses a tried and tested platform, and was awarded a five-star crash test score

The concept of platform sharing has significantly boosted reliability and safety in recent years. Such is the case with the latest Vauxhall Grandland X, which shares its underpinnings and many parts with the excellent Peugeot 3008 SUV.

As such, both cars gained a full five-star Euro NCAP crash test rating when they were tested in 2016 (Peugeot) and 2017 (Vauxhall) – with solid scores across the board. The Vauxhall gained an 84% rating for adult occupant protection, and 87% for security of child occupants. Pedestrian protection was rated at 63%, while the Grandland X was given a 60% score in the safety assist category. Whichever way you look at it, Vauxhall’s largest SUV is a safe family car. 

The Grandland X finished in a lowly 69th position out of 75 cars in our 2020 Driver Power customer satisfaction survey, while Vauxhall itself fared just as poorly in 29th place out of 30 manufacturers. That said, the Peugeot 3008 achieved second place in Britain’s best car to own, which bodes well for the Grandland X, as the two cars share so many parts.

Warranty

All Grandland X SUVs come with a three-year/60,000-mile guarantee. While it’ll be of little consequence to many motorists, Vauxhall actually offers that warranty without a mileage cap for the first year. 

The policy is competitive, if not class leading. Kia continues to offer a seven-year/100,000-mile warranty, while Hyundai’s five-year/unlimited-mileage deal is particularly appealing for higher-mileage motorists.

Servicing

Bizarrely – and despite using the same engine and platform – the Vauxhall Grandland X requires less frequent servicing than its Peugeot 3008 cousin. For example, petrol Grandland X models fitted with the 1.2-litre turbo engine require servicing only every 16,000 miles (or one year), whereas the 3008 will need to be booked in every 10,000 miles.

Vauxhall offers various servicing plan options based on the age of your vehicle. Fixed price servicing is also available, starting from £160 for an interim inspection, £265 for a main service and £305 for a major service.

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