Vauxhall Grandland review - Reliability and safety
The Vauxhall Grandland 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 Vauxhall Grandland, 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. Whichever way you look at it, Vauxhall’s largest SUV is a safe family car.
The Grandland finished in a superb 7th position out of 75 cars in our 2021 Driver Power customer satisfaction survey. Vauxhall itself fared poorly, however, ranked in 24th place out of 29 manufacturers - ahead of Ford and Citroen, but well behind Peugeot in 11th spot.
All Grandland 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.
The 1.2-litre petrol Grandland model require servicing annually or every 12,500 miles, whichever comes first, while the diesel model has service intervals set annually or every 20,000 miles. Vauxhall offers various servicing plan options based on the age of your vehicle.
In this review
- 1Vauxhall Grandland reviewThe 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 CostsThe 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 Safety - currently readingThe Vauxhall Grandland uses a tried and tested platform, and was awarded a five-star crash test score