Vauxhall SUVs

Struggling to pick between Vauxhall SUVs? We’re on hand to help

Sep 24, 2018

You’ve probably seen quite a few of these floating around already. But if you’re struggling to differentiate them, don’t worry, you’re not the only one.

There are currently three Vauxhall SUVs on sale today. All three are taller and more rugged than regular family hatchbacks like the Vauxhall Astra or Ford Focus.

A quick, but important note about Vauxhall that might affect you. PSA, the company that owns Peugeot and Citroen, bought Vauxhall (and Opel) in 2017 from General Motors. This explains why the Crossland X is mechanically similar to the Peugoet 2008, and why the Grandland X is mechanically similar to the Peugeot 3008. The Mokka X still sits on an old Vauxhall platform and is still, for now, not based on any Peugeots.

In short then, the Crossland X is the smallest, the Mokka X is the middleground, and the Grandland X is the largest SUV Vauxhall currently makes.

 

Vauxhall SUVs

Vauxhall Crossland X

✔  Best Vauxhall SUV for squeezing into tight spaces

Less good for wading through trenches

Latest Vauxhall Crossland X deals from £12,489
Finance from £183 per month

First up is the smallest Vauxhall SUV. It’s more of a crossover than an out-and-out SUV, and is made with mechanical parts from the Peugeot 2008.

It’s a similar sort of size to the Nissan Juke, and altogether, on the outside it’s pretty handsome for something so tall and narrow.

Inside, Vauxhall’s fully kitted it out, it has Apple CarPlay, sat-nav, and Vauxhall’s On Star system that works as a concierge. Some of the plastic used in the interior, is quite cheap and nasty though.

Rivals: Peugeot 2008, Nissan Juke, Renault Captur

Vauxhall Crossland X buying guide

Vauxhall Mokka X

✔  Best Vauxhall SUV for standard equipment levels and reliability

Less good for ride quality 

Latest Vauxhall Mokka X deals from £11,272
Finance from £167 per month

This is Vauxhall’s oldest SUV on sale, and has been a big success for the manufacturer. Buyers love the looks - it’s certainly a bit bolder than some of other SUVs out there.

Inside it feels well put together, but, like all other Vauxhalls, some of the plastics aren’t nice to touch or to look at.

There are five engines; three petrol, and two diesels. The turbo 1.4-litre petrol is the one to go for, as it mixes power and economy nicely. The Mokka X also has four-wheel-drive available, which is good for people wishing to tow.

Rivals: Renault Kadjar, Ford Kuga, Seat Ateca

Vauxhall Mokka X buying guide

  

Vauxhall Grandland X

✔  Best Mercedes SUV for practicality

Less good for squeezing into tight spaces 

Latest Vauxhall Grandland X deals from £17,490
Finance from £222 per month

This is Vauxhall’s largest SUV, and shares a similar platform to the Peugeot 3008. From the outside it looks understated, and it’s subtle, if not maybe slightly underwhelming, in the interior too.

It is fully connected with Android Auto, and has Vauxhall’s OnStar system, plus, its boot is larger than the Nissan Qashqai and Renault Kadjar. The rear seats drop completely flat when they’re folded too.

It's the best to drive of all the Vauxhall SUVs, and the most comfortable.

Rivals: Volkswagen Tiguan, Nissan Qashqai, Mazda CX-5

 

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