Used Vauxhall Grandland X for sale
The Vauxhall Grandland X is a medium-sized SUV and has been applauded for its comfortable driving experience and lavish equipment levels.
Sitting just above its smaller sibling, the Crossland X, the Grandland X manages to blend everyday practicality with driving manners that are similar to that of a conventional hatchback. As a result, it's a great family car.
Although this segment of the market is brimming with choice for buyers, there are a number of compelling reasons to consider a Grandland X:
- Easy to drive
- Exceptionally comfortable
- Flexible range of engines
- Decent amount of kit
Engines and Driving Experience
The Grandland X wafts along smoothly and effortlessly, making for a comfortable driving experience. The light steering may feel weird at first, but it's very welcome when manoeuvring in towns and car parks.
A sole petrol engine, which consists of a turbocharged 1.2-litre, is available and produces 128bhp. It pulls nicely enough and will return a shade over 45mpg without too much effort.
There are three diesel engines to choose from, which comprise a 1.6-litre, a 2.0-litre and a newer 1.5-litre unit. The older motors produce 130 and 177bhp respectively, and should return between 57.7 and 70.6mpg. The newer unit returns up to 68.9mpg easily enough.
A plug-in hybrid option is also available, producing either 222 or 296bhp. It makes for a quick car, yet manages to yield impressive fuel economy, with even the most powerful version returning up to 204mpg. However, you'll pay a small premium to get behind the wheel of one of these models.
Practicality and Running Costs
Although rivals have a bit more flair about them, few can match the Grandland X for sheer space and practicality. Two grown adults will fit in the back with no grumbles at all, and a child's seat can be easily fitted to the rear bench courtesy of the Isofix anchor points.
With 514 litres, the Grandland X's boot is about the right size for this class of car, and is notably bigger than the Nissan Qashqai's 420-litre boot. Fold the rear seats and a massive 1,652-litre loading bay reveals itself, which is ideal for tip runs. It's worth noting that hybrid models do have a smaller boot (380 litres) because there's no underfloor compartment.
The Grandland X can tow between 1,250 and 2,000kg, making it perfect for hauling a caravan or trailer. You will need to opt for the 2.0-litre manual diesel if you want the maximum towing capacity.
Insurance premiums will be similar to rivals and therefore reasonably inexpensive; this is because the Grandland X doesn't exceed insurance group 30 (50 being the highest). Servicing and maintenance is affordable, and can be undertaken through Evans Halshaw Vauxhall.
Interior, Technology and Safety
Each car comes with a smart infotainment system that can be accessed through a 7-inch touchscreen; although an 8-inch screen is included on models with satellite navigation. Either way, you get Android Auto and Apple CarPlay for slick smartphone connectivity. Analogue dials with a central digital display occupy the driver's line of sight, and show useful bits of information when travelling.
Higher-end models, such as the Griffin, benefit from welcome extras including parking sensors all-round (compared to just rear sensors on the entry-level SE), a powered tailgate, and keyless entry.
The SRi Nav is the sportier sibling, and comes with 18-inch diamond cut alloy wheels among other purposeful touches. A panoramic sunroof, heated seats and 19-inch alloy wheels are reserved for the top-spec Elite Nav model.
Grandland X scored highly for adult and child occupant safety during crash tests thanks to the following available features:
- Fatigue warning system
- Lane keeping assistance
- Autonomous emergency braking
- Traction control
- Stability control
Is the Vauxhall Grandland X right for me?
The Grandland X is a great choice if you're an established family who needs a practical and affordable car that will get you from A to B in comfort and refinement. The efficient range of engines will ensure running costs are kept low, while it's hard to argue with the amount of equipment available.
This segment of the market is well-catered for, so it's worth taking a look at some of the other options. Consider the Volkswagen Tiguan if you want something with a more premium finish; take a look at the class-leading Nissan Qashqai if you want a better driving experience; and check out the Kia Sportage if you want similar value in a package that's arguably more attractive.
Why purchase a used Vauxhall Grandland X through Evans Halshaw?
At Evans Halshaw, we have a wide variety of quality used vehicles for you choose from. Each car is carefully selected by our expert teams before making its way through the rigorous preparation process, where it is inspected by a qualified technician and then fully valeted throughout.
All of our vehicles are fully HPI checked, giving you peace of mind when making a decision. In addition, we're able to offer same day delivery on a selection of used cars, meaning you never have to wait for the car you want.
If you'd like some advice on picking the right car for you, or you've spotted a vehicle and want more information, please contact your nearest Evans Halshaw retailer, where one of our friendly associates will be more than happy to help.