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Vauxhall Crossland SUV - Reliability & safety

It’s too new a car to fully assess, but the Vauxhall Crossland’s shared heritage should work in its favour and there’s a generous amount of safety kit

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3.8 out of 5

Owners Rating

2.8 out of 5

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Reliability & safety Rating

4.0 out of 5

The Vauxhall Crossland is essentially a sister car to the previous Peugeot 2008 and Citroen C3 Aircross. Both models can boast a five-star Euro NCAP crash safety rating.

Vauxhall Crossland reliability

The Crossland didn’t feature in our 2021 Driver Power owner satisfaction survey, but the Vauxhall Grandland X was the brand's best-ranked model in seventh place out of 75 cars. The Crossland is likely to be reliable, though, with its mechanically similar sister car, the Peugeot 2008, finishing 12th out of 75 cars with a solid score for reliability and build quality.

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Vauxhall bosses are likely to be less thrilled with the brand's 24th-place finish in our list of 29 manufacturers. However, this is an improvement on 29th-place in 2020. Just over 17% of owners reported faults within the first year, and customers felt their cars weren't great value for money. However, running costs and the price of insurance and road tax were viewed as reasonable.

Safety

In better news, the Crossland X was awarded the top five-star rating when it was crash-tested by independent body Euro NCAP in 2017, providing a good deal of reassurance for Crossland customers. In the interests of clarity, though, we should point out Euro NCAP toughens up its tests every year, so the latest five-star cars may offer more protection than a model assessed a few years ago..

Vauxhall fits all cars with mandatory systems such as anti-lock brakes and electronic stability control, but impressively it also provides a front camera system. This includes effective traffic-sign recognition, which scans for speed-limit signs and displays them on the dashboard as soon as you pass them. The front camera system also includes lane-departure warning, which beeps if you cross lane markings without indicating. Cruise control is standard, and this works in conjunction with the speed limiter, helping to keep you on the right side of the law.

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Andy is Carbuyer's managing editor, with more than a decade of experience helping consumers find their perfect car. He has an MA in automotive journalism and has tested hundreds of vehicles.

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