Vauxhall Grandland Hybrid reliability & safety rating
The standard Vauxhall Grandland has a five-star Euro NCAP crash-test rating, which applies to the hybrid variant, too
|Euro NCAP||Adult protection||Child protection||Safety assist|
|5 stars (2021)||84%||87%||60%|
The Vauxhall Grandland scored the full five stars when it was crash-tested by Euro NCAP back in 2017 and in 2021 the organisation confirmed that this rating applied to the hybrid version, too. Every Grandland gets Vauxhall’s Safety Pack, which features forward collision alert, autonomous emergency braking, lane-keeping assistance and a driver drowsiness detection system. In addition this pack also adds keyless entry, high-beam assistance and rear parking sensors.
Vauxhall Grandland Hybrid reliability & problems
The Vauxhall Grandland is a familiar sight on UK roads, but only managed a 69th-place finish in the 2020 Driver Power owner satisfaction survey. This didn't take the plug-in model into account, but still doesn't bode that well. Of those surveyed, 21.7% of owners reported experiencing a fault with their Grandland X – but we're yet to find out how the plug-in version fares.
That said, the Peugeot 3008 with which the Vauxhall shares many parts finished an impressive second overall. The plug-in version of that car is worth considering alongside the Grandland. The Peugeot scored well in every category, especially when it came to comfort, practicality and connectivity. Its weaker scores were for fuel economy and running costs, although this was calculated before either model had a hybrid in the range, so we expect to see this rating creep up over time.
Euro NCAP awarded the Grandland a five-star rating when it crash-tested the car back in 2017. There's no reason to believe that the hybrid version would perform any differently in the event of an accident, and in 2021, it was confirmed that the standard car's rating applies here, too. The Grandland was given a score of 84% for adult occupant protection, and an even higher 87% for child occupant protection.
Things weren’t quite as impressive in the pedestrian protection (63%) and safety assistance (60%) categories, yet neither prevented the family SUV from achieving the coveted five-star overall rating. In addition to the aforementioned Safety Pack, the Grandland gets electronic stability control, traction control, speed-limit recognition, hill-start assistance, tyre-pressure monitoring and six airbags.
In This Review
- 1VerdictThe Grandland Hybrid was Vauxhall's first plug-in hybrid SUV and a late 2021 update has boosted its appeal in some areas
- 2Range, MPG, CO2 & chargingAs with all plug-ins, how efficient the Vauxhall Grandland Hybrid is depends on how much you use the electric motor versus the petrol engine
- 3Running costs & insuranceMake sure you do your sums – although it's a very affordable company car, the Vauxhall Grandland Hybrid won't save you money on servicing or insurance
- 4Performance, engine & driveThe hybrid Vauxhall Grandland has a pleasing turn of pace, but it's not that entertaining to drive otherwise
- 5Interior, dashboard & comfortBefore the late 2021 facelift, the Grandland's interior lacked flair, but things have been improved considerably by the refresh
- 6Boot space, seating & practicalityOpting for the Hybrid means sacrificing some of the standard Grandland's versatility – but this is still a practical family car
- 7Reliability & safety rating - currently readingThe standard Vauxhall Grandland has a five-star Euro NCAP crash-test rating, which applies to the hybrid variant, too