2020 Vauxhall Grandland X review

it seems that voxel SUVs are rather much like buses for a long time there was only the mocker and the rather aging antara but now there’s a trio to choose from there’s the Mokka X the Crossland X and

now this the Grande land X the largest of the three that competes with rivals such as the Nissan Qashqai Peugeot 3008 and the set attacker now the grand band X and the 3008 have a lot in common

because underneath the body and they’re the same car and we really like the 3008 so we’ve got high hopes for this voxel SUV but is it any good in this review we’ll find out if it

should be on your shortlist life is just an SUV and if after watching this video you’re tempted by the grand plan X don’t forget where you can help save you money on your next new car head to the new car

deal section at watcard calm and the link is also below first though let’s see how the grand land ex performs on UK roads sharing so much with the Peugeot 3008 they also share engines there’s a

1.2 liter petrol or a 1.6 to diesel and you might think that the 1.2 liter petrol would struggle with a car this size but actually when it’s 128

brake horsepower its eager and ready to rev and if you’re doing the miles you may be tempted with the more frugal 118 brake horsepower 1.6 diesel whichever option you go for there’s my bration

sent back through the pedals and gear lever at certain revs and above 50 miles per hour there’s quite a lot of road and wind noise you get a six-speed manual gearbox as standard and you can opt for

an automatic there’s no four-wheel drive option however you can spec grip control which adjusts the cars traction control and stability settings depending on the

surface and it also gets you winter tires which are great but they don’t do any favors for the ride the grand’ll and X isn’t as comfortable as the big

selling cash guy but it can take the edge off bumps and cracks that would cause a certain Tekkit to thud because of that relative softness though the grand’ll and X dolls move around a fair

bit on undulating roads and that constant bobbing around can jostle you and your passengers a little the grand’ll and X has a vague steering

around the straight-ahead position and then quickens a few degrees into a corner and that inconsistency can take a while to get used to

one of the main reasons why people buy an SUV is because of the lofty driving position and the same can be said for the grand land ex because there is a

great forward view of the road you can also get a comfortable driving position very easily because there’s enough adjustment in the sweep and steering

world to do so Travel is the adjustable lumbar support only comes on the range-topping elite nav models which is a shame because in the 3008 it’s fitted

to all models apart from the entry-level model more positively the dashboard is logically laid out and the controls are on three tiers the Grantland ex is also very easy to park

thanks to rear parking sensors as standard and you can get front parking sensors on techline nav models and above and the range-topping model gets a 360

camera every Grande land ex gets this 7 inch touchscreen infotainment system as standard and its features include Bluetooth audio streaming as well as

apple carplay and android auto smart phone connectivity go for anything above an SE model and the screen size increases to 8 inches every car also

comes with voxels OnStar service which brings Wi-Fi connectivity and a connection to a dedicated call center whose operatives can download a route to

the sat-nav if you have one fitted is it particularly handy when you’re on the move because the touchscreen small icons can be difficult to hit Vauxhall has

made the grand land ex feel like a premium product there’s plenty of soft touch materials gloss black finishing and chrome detailing here but it doesn’t

have the same wow factor as the Peugeot 3008 or the same finish as an Audi q2 even taller adults will have room to stretch out in the front of the Grand

Land X although I’m not in that category being only five foot four and a half there’s also plenty of places to store your everyday items and even though the

glovebox is quite small you can still fit some items move to these rear seats and legroom is only reasonable there is more space in a Volkswagen Tiguan and set at ecker

and if you go for the panoramic roof that does eat into headroom that said if you sit three adults side-by-side the seats are quite wide so it is reasonably

comfortable and because there’s a flat floor and no big transmission tunnel this somewhere to put your feet it’s not the biggest boot in its class however

you can fit a couple of large suitcases or a buggy in here with ease plus it’s a really practical shape and if you go for Sen above you get this floating floor a

ski hatch to load longer items and electric tailgate which is operated by waving your foot under the bumper or pressing the button the ground land X

will cost you more to buy them both the Nissan Qashqai and Sirte Tucker but that’s largely because even the entry-level model comes with more

standard equipment than both of those cars running costs are set to be competitive too with the 1.2 liter engine returning over 50 miles per

gallon no matter which tire wheel or gearbox choice you go for the only downside is that voxels resale values are not as good as class leaders we’d

recommend opting for a tech line nav model which gets you sat-nav upfront parking sensors a power tailgate keyless entry and start and extra safety kit on

top of the generous amount of equipment you get a standard in terms of safety every version above the SE model gets emergency braking a system that tells

you for car is in your blind spot and Lane keep assist plus all models get six airbags and it received the full five stars in the Euro endcap crash tests the

grand land ex offers much of the same comfort and practicality as the Peugeot 3008 on which is based but despite some clever touches it doesn’t quite match

the SIRT attacker for driving fun or interior quality.


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