“The Grandland X represents a thoroughly traditional take on the SUV format. That means you get a high driving position, a good view out, an appealing imposing stance, a big boot and five seats, four of which are impressively spacious,” writes Carbuyer.
“From launch you can have a turbocharged 1.2-litre petrol producing 128hp and returning 55.4mpg, or a 1.6-litre diesel making 118hp and officially managing 70.6mpg; both get the Grandland X from 0-62mph in around 11 seconds.”
Inside, it’s “a well built and ergonomically sound place to sit.
“With such a rational, conventional approach elsewhere, it probably won’t surprise you to learn the Grandland X is thoroughly sensible to drive, too.” On the motorway, “the Grandland X is a relaxing car to drive.”
Carbuyer concludes that “if you want a sensible, practical and quiet family car with a good view out and a five-star Euro NCAP safety rating, the Grandland X is easy to recommend.”