Vauxhall SUVs: full guide and latest deals

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

Simon Ostler
Jun 11, 2021

The Vauxhall SUV range is relatively limited, with just three models to choose from, but each is a unique offering designed to meet a different set of needs. If you're looking for a high-riding but compact crossover, the Vauxhall Crossland is likely to be your best best, while the Vauxhall Grandland X has more space and a 1,500kg towing capacity in its most powerful form.

There's also an electric option - the Mokka-e adds battery power to Vauxhall's medium sized SUV - and a plug-in hybrid version of the Grandland X, so there's plenty of opportunity for zero-emission driving if you're planning to drive into the UK's growing number of ultra-low emission zones.

All three of these SUVs have become well established as popular cars in Britain, and they have always managed to maintain their position towards the more affordable end of the scale. There are plenty of used models currently available on BuyaCar with prices starting from £6,295. But just because these cars are cheap, that doesn't mean you should look away in favour of something with a more upmarket reputation.

Each of these models represents excellent value for money. While it might not look or feel as posh as alternatives from Audi or BMW, it's not as big a gulf in quality as the price difference might suggest. There's also a strong selection of engines, with powerful and economical petrol and diesel options to go alongside the electric and hybrid setups.

If you're keen to get started on your journey to find your perfect Vauxhall SUV, read on for all the details on a selection of great models currently available on BuyaCar. Once you've found what you're looking for, you can apply for finance or buy with cash and we'll deliver it to your door.

Vauxhall SUVs

1. Vauxhall Crossland X

Best Vauxhall SUV for squeezing into tight spaces

Less good for wading through trenches

Used Crossland X deals from £7,995
Monthly finance from £140*

Used Crossland deals from £18,995
Monthly finance from £297*

The smallest Vauxhall SUV is the Crossland X and it's more of a crossover than an out-and-out SUV: it's a tall hatchback that isn't available with four-wheel drive and has a limited amount of space between the ground and the bottom of the car.

It’s a similar size to the Nissan Juke, Hyundai Kona and Seat Arona, but offers more interior space than most other cars in its class, so tall adults will be able to sit comfortably in the back. Standard equipment is generous, and includes a dashboard touchscreen fitted with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto for easy use of your phone apps; alloy wheels; and climate control.

However, it doesn't feel particularly sophisticated when you get going, with lots of wind noise and a bumpy, bouncy ride over uneven roads.

VAUXHALL CROSSLAND X BUYERS' GUIDE

2. Vauxhall Mokka

Best Vauxhall SUV for standard equipment levels and reliability

Less good for ride quality

Used Mokka X deals from £8,395
Monthly finance from £156*

Used Mokka deals from £19,000
Monthly finance from £284*

Why do Vauxhall have a second SUV that's virtually the same size as the Crossland X? It's a question that's left many customers confused and the answer isn't entirely clear.

Unlike the Crossland X, the Mokka X is available with four-wheel drive, so should provide more grip when accelerating on slippery roads, or when towing.

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's also less space inside than in the Crossland X. Rear passengers, in particular, lose out when it comes to headroom.

As it's more expensive and no more comfortable than the Crossland X, it's hard to make a case for a new Mokka X, even though equipment levels are high, with dual-zone climate control, parking sensors and alloy wheels on all cars, plus sat-nav on most. As a used car, however, it's more competitive. Three year-old cars cost from £8,395, or per month £156 on finance. 

3. Vauxhall Grandland X

Best Vauxhall SUV for practicality

Less good for squeezing into tight spaces

Used deals from £11,499
Monthly finance from £173*

Vauxhall's largest SUV is similar in size to other family cars, such as the Nissan Qashqai, Renault Kadjar and Ford Kuga. Its 514-litre boot is larger than any of those cars and the discount you can expect on a new or nearly-new vehicle usually makes the Grandland X a competitive choice.

At the moment the car doesn't stand out from the competition, with average levels of comfort and equipment. This will change in the summer when a plug-in hybrid version will arrive, offering largely electric motoring over shorter journeys, when fully charged, with a conventional engine for when the battery level drops. Its low carbon dioxide emissions will bring down the cost of company car tax for business users.

VAUXHALL GRANDLAND X BUYERS' GUIDE

*Representative PCP finance - Ford Fiesta:

48 monthly payments of £192
Deposit: £0
Mileage limit: 8,000 per year
Optional final payment to buy car: £2,923
Total amount payable to buy car: £11,926
Total cost of credit: £2,426
Amount borrowed: £9,500
APR: 9.9%

BuyaCar is a credit broker, not a lender. Our rates start from 6.9% APR. The rate you are offered will depend on your individual circumstances.

 

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