Vauxhall Crossland X – compact and stylish

Replacing the Meriva in 2017, the more stylish and desirable Crossland X is a spacious, practical and economical small SUV. It’s based on the Peugeot 2008, and comes with a range of shared engines and gearboxes. 

In the Crossland X, Vauxhall has laid on the style. It comes well-equipped and with a good range of trim levels, including the SE, through Tech Line Nav, Elite and Ultimate.

Drivers can choose from the entry-level 1.2 litre (83PS) petrol engine, as well as two turbocharged units and one diesel. Entry-level cars use a five-speed manual gearbox, the turbo petrols and diesel are available with a six-speed manual or automatic transmission. All cars apart from the entry level 1.2 come with ecoTEC stop-start technology, a seven-inch touchscreen with Bluetooth, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity. Vauxhall’s OnStar concierge services are included, as are cruise control, climate control and auto lights. 

The Vauxhall Crossland X provides a comfortable  ride for longer journeys due to its soft-ride set-up and its light steering aids easy maneveuring around town. There is no four-wheel drive options despite its raised body and SUV appearance, so it is not going to be that practical off-road. 

The best petrol engine option is the turbocharged 1.2 with 108bhp it will do 0-62mph in 10.6 seconds. If you are still looking at a diesel option you will get 57.6 – 58.9 mpg with emissions of just 107.0 g / km from the 1.5 (102PS) Turbo D Start/Stop ecoTEC BlueInjection option. 

The Crossland X feels very spacious and airy inside. You can make the cabin even brighter with an optional fixed panoramic glass roof. Driver and passenger headroom is ample, legroom in the rear also feels very comfortable.

The Crossland X’s cabin is very functional. It’s been designed to maximise space and comes well equipped, too. You get a leather steering wheel as standard, together with a seven-inch touchscreen infotainment system and on the Tech Line Nav and Elite trim levels you get ambient lighting and a digital speedometer.

All Vauxhall Crossland X models boast a 410-litre boot with the rear seats in place, which is considerably larger than you’ll find in the Mokka X. However, many drivers will be advised to opt for the Versatility Pack, with its sliding rear bench adding an extra 110 litres of load space.  That Versatility Pack also adds 40:20:40 split-fold rear seats, which could come in handy if you regularly carry longer items.

All cars come with various safety systems such as lane departure warning and traffic sign recognition. Cruise control, ABS and tyre pressure monitoring are also included, while further up the range you’ll find front and rear parking sensors.