As part of my job I often get the opportunity to try out new cars and recently I had one such opportunity.
I am a massive fan of trying things out to see how they would work for us and with cars being a really costly purchase I know just how lucky I am to get that opportunity.
A couple of years back I had the pleasure of test driving the Vauxhall Astra Sports Tourer and we fell in love with it as a family so when I needed to upgrade my car after an accident at the back end of last year we were thrilled to get a Vauxhall Astra Sports Tourer of our own.
With the need to purchase an upgraded car for Ollie in the next few months I was really eager to test drive the Vauxhall SUV Grandland X to see how that might work for us as a family.
Recently I took a blogger road trip for a weekend down south (Somerset) with 2 other bloggers and our luggage to see how it would hold up on the journey in terms of comfort and drive.
When the car was delivered I have to say that the blue topaz colour was immensely striking and with its chrome touches and big grill it really did look like an impressive beast of a car.
Inside from a family perspective I was thrilled to see the isofix carseat points in 2 of the back seats along with the top tether points, along with having a set of isofix points in the front passengers seat too which I hadn’t seen in any other cars.
Boot space was a little disappointing as with a lightweight pushchair and the weekly shopping it might be a tight squeeze but if you get your families shopping delivered you will have more than enough room in the boot.
The seats are super comfy and both my partners in travelling crime dozed off while travelling so it must have been wonderfully comfy! The drivers seat had all the controls you would expect making for a nice driving position regardless of height and leg length.
I found some of the features really helpful while driving like the side mirror blind spot system that worked wonderfully on the motorway indicating when someone was in my blindspot making lane changes really simple. The speed sign recognition was another handy feature allowing me to drive and easily know what speed I should be doing.
There is no point pretending I know my stuff when it comes to the facts and figures about the engine but this 1.2 version of the Grandland X’s fuel economy is not to be sniffed at!
- Urban driving: 47.1 (mpg)
- Extra-urban driving: 62.8 (mpg)
- Combined figure: 55.4 (mpg)
- CO2 Emissions of (g/km): 117
I loved test driving this beauty and if we were looking for a family car now its certainly one that would be on our shortlist. The higher seating position was fabulous and motorway driving it made light work of everything I threw at it.
Thanks Vauxhall for allowing us to take it on an adventure.
Disclaimer: I was loaned this vehicle for the purposes of test driving it. All thoughts and opinions were independently formed by members of The Oliver’s Madhouse