1. Home
  2. Vauxhall
  3. Crossland
  4. Vauxhall Crossland X 1.2T Elite
Vauxhall Crossland X 1.2T Elite

Vauxhall Crossland X 1.2T Elite

Mike Torpey, 2017-10-08

Powered by Driving Force

IF ever there was a clue in the name it comes in the stylish shape of Vauxhall's latest compact SUV the Crossland X.

Officially categorised as a crossover model and featuring the X badge that will be worn by all future Vauxhall SUV variants, the Crossland is slightly smaller than its stablemate the Mokka X.

And if that vehicle's sales success is an accurate gauge then the brand - now part of the Peugeot/Citroen group - can expect the Crossland to prove an even bigger hit.

That's because the Crossland is an altogether more stylish vehicle than its sibling - and thanks to clever packaging has a more spacious - and split-level - boot as well.

Interior space is not compromised either, as the cabin is well proportioned and offers ample space for rear passengers, even when the front seats are fully slid back.

The quality of the fit and fittings and comfort of the seats is top notch, there are plenty of stowage spots, the dash is well designed and easy to use and evryone has good visibility.

But on the down side the swan's neck handbrake, with its release button on the top, is awkward.

Beneath the bonnet is a choice of petrol and diesel engines from the PSA (Peugeot-Citroen) Group, including the 1.2-litre three cylinder PureTech petrol engines which Vauxhall calls ecoTEC.

The more powerful pair are turbo charged and offer 110 or 130ps of wallop, while there's also a normally aspirated, and more sedate, 81ps version.

They're pretty frugal too, though not in the same economy league as the 1.6-litre diesels, the best of which boasts an average 76.3 miles per gallon.

This model, the 130ps turbo petrol, is pretty much ideal for this car, which we loaded with clobber and a full complement aboard for a weekend in Snowdonia.

Acceleration is there when you need it - 0-62 in 9.1 seconds and though we were about nine mpg short of the claimed combined figure of 55.4 it was a half decent return in the circumstances.

The Crossland X isn't aimed at enthusiastic motorists, comes only in front-wheel drive and doesn't have the higher ground clearance or 4x4 of the Mokka, but it fits the bill for families and is well specced up too.

For instance all versions come with Vauxhall's OnStar emergency and connectivity system plus Wi-Fi hotspots for up to seven devices and full smartphone integration.

There's also a seven-inch touchscreen, dual zone climate control and safety aids like lane departure warning while higher grade Elite versions also get a chunky leather steering wheel, rear parking sensors and an advanced Navi 5.0 Intellilink sat nav.

But you have to pay extra for a rear view camera (£405), keyless entry and start (£405) and even a spare wheel £110.

Fast Facts

Vauxhall Crossland X 1.2T Elite

Price: £19,395

Mechanical: 130ps, 1,199cc, 3-cylinder turbo petrol engine driving front wheels via six-speed manual gearbox

Max Speed: 128mph

0-62mph: 9.1 seconds

Combined MPG: 55.4

Insurance Group: 18

C02 emissions: 116g/km

Bik rating: 22%

Warranty: 3yrs/60,000 miles

Did you enjoy this article? Subscribe to get the latest car news from Eurekar

Find dealer > Visit website >

Image Library

Information correct at article date.

Powered By Driving Force

Driving Force comprises some of the most experienced motoring journalists in the United Kingdom. For more information click here.

Super Search

Super Search

Choose from one or more of the options to find the car for you.

Powered by Driving Force

1Choose a car

2Choose your lifestyle

To find the car that's right for you

VAUXHALL is preparing to take the motoring world by storm with its new two-seater sports car.At this stage the coupe,...


VAUXHALL has introduced a new top-of-the-range Ultimate trim level to its Grandland X SUV line-up.The Ultimate trim,...


AFTER 36 years of motoring the Astra is one of the most enduring cars on British roads - with almost three million sold...


THINK popular family hatchback and one of the first cars that will spring to mind is the Vauxhall Astra which has...


IT might seem a tad brave of a car maker to launch a new model that in many ways is identical to one of their most...


Dealer Locator

Dealer Locator

Based on your search find the dealership nearest to you.

SOME cars of the late 1950s and 1960s still have the power to generate a sharp intake of breath from admirers, even in...


IT'S a common cry; 'surely they can't think up anything else to put on a car?'Of course they can! Otherwise we'd still...


VAUXHALL is keen to tell you what its new Crossland X is not - and it's not a mildly macho four-wheel driver for people...


THE pulse of the 1960s motor trade was footfall in dealers' showrooms and if the product was not up to par then these...


THE takeover of Vauxhall by the company behind Peugeot and Citroen should be no surprise for the two have been in...