Vauxhall SUVs: full guide and latest deals

The Vauxhall SUV range is full of stylish and affordable models, with a mix of hybrid and electric power on offer, too

Simon Ostler
Sep 3, 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 £7,200. 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

Best Vauxhall SUV for squeezing into tight spaces

Less good for wading through trenches

Used Crossland X deals from £9,848
Monthly finance from £166*
Used Crossland deals from £16,995
Monthly finance from £272*

The smallest SUV in the Vauxhall range is the Crossland X, now simply known as the Crossland after an update in 2021. It's a compact model, with dimensions in between the size of the Vauxhall Corsa and Vauxhall Astra, but it's much taller than both of those hatchbacks, which gives the Crossland that towering SUV appearance.

The Crossland fits into a very broad group of small and popular SUVs, a list that includes the Nissan Juke, Renault Captur and Seat Arona, which are all a similar size and price. The main feature of small SUVs like this is the raised driving position. Sitting much higher up helps a lot of drivers to feel more confident from the behind the wheel, with better visibility of what's around you.

But where a larger seven-seat SUV might feel a bit like a cumbersome river barge when you're trying and navigate through small villages or tight city centres, these smaller models are much more manoeuvrable and much easier to park.

In terms of technology and interior quality, the Vauxhall range is geared towards a more affordable end of the market, so it feels little more simplistic than what you'd find in a Volkswagen T-Roc or an Audi Q2. But even so, the cheapest Crossland model still features a seven-inch touchscreen media display with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay and digital radio. Other features include cruise control and LED headlights.

2017-2020 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 £8,695
Monthly finance from £153*

Used Mokka deals from £19,250
Monthly finance from £310*

The Vauxhall Mokka measures up very similarly to the Crossland in terms of size. The Mokka is 60mm shorter in length, 30mm wider and 75mm shorter in height. Where the Crossland is a taller model more akin to a people carrier, the Vauxhall Mokka takes the shape of a more typical compact SUV, while still retaining that raised driving position that makes these cars so popular.

So even though these cars may be very similar in size, they are very different in most other ways. Of course, some drivers may prefer the look of one over the other, the Mokka certainly looks sharper and more angular, but the main difference is the availability of electric power in the Vauxhall Mokka-e.

Although similar inside, the Mokka feels like a step up from the Crossland. They share the same media system, but the Mokka gains a second display behind the steering wheel in place of analogue dials.

The Mokka-e is the most interesting version, though. It's the fastest version, thanks to the instant response from the 136hp electric motor, and that might well be the deciding factor for you. The Mokka-e joins the likes of the Peugeot e-2008 and the DS3 Crossback E-Tense in a growing electric SUV market.

2013-2019 VAUXHALL MOKKA X BUYERS' GUIDE

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3. Vauxhall Grandland

Best Vauxhall SUV for practicality

Less good for squeezing into tight spaces

Used deals from £13,995
Monthly finance from £194*

The Vauxhall Grandland is the larger of the three Vauxhall SUVs currently on sale, and it's a direct competitor to the likes of the Nissan Qashqai, Renault Kadjar and Ford Kuga. Much like the rest of the Vauxhall SUV range, the Grandland was previously known as the Grandland X until an update in 2021.

Where the Crossland may appeal to drivers looking for a comfortable car that's easy to drive, and the Mokka offers a touch more zing and the option of electric power, the Grandland is much better suited to larger families, with more space for passengers and luggage.

With a 514-litre boot, expanding to 1,652 litres when the seats are folded, it's larger than the Qashqai, Kadjar and Kuga when it comes to luggage space, while the cabin is spacious and comfortable, too.

Two screens cover the dashboard, with the cheapest models coming with a seven-inch media display and a seven-inch instrument display - more expensive versions are available with larger screens. The list of tech on offer is similar to what you'll find in the Crossland and Mokka, with Android Auto, Apple CarPlay and dual-zone climate control are all present.

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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