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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.

Insurance groups 

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.

Depreciation

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.

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Which Is Best

Cheapest

  • Name
    1.2T SE 5dr
  • Gearbox type
    Manual
  • Price
    £23,010

Most Economical

  • Name
    1.2T SE 5dr
  • Gearbox type
    Manual
  • Price
    £23,010

Fastest

  • Name
    1.6 Turbo Ultimate 5dr Auto
  • Gearbox type
    Auto
  • Price
    £34,110

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