On the move, the Crossland X demonstrates the difference between a road tester’s review and that of an ordinary customer. A road tester might consider the suspension set-up too soft, with the dampers too forgiving and not enough control. However, my boys and I loved the way it sprang along the road and the subsequent comfort. The steering is light, which is great for around town.
We tested the 1.2-litre petrol with the higher 128bhp output (there is a 108bhp version; we’d recommend the higher output, which still returns about 50mpg, depending on your route. The test car trim level, Elite, gives you rear parking sensors, tyre pressure monitoring, Bluetooth, a 7-in colour touchscreen for satnav etc, steering wheel audio controls… pretty much the lot in terms of entertainment.
The options of keyless entry (£405), heated windscreen (£100), panoramic roof (£695), diamond cut wheels (£100), winter pack (£355), bigger satnav screen (£710), wireless charging for mobiles (£160), spare wheel (£110) and “brilliant paint” (£285) took our car from £19,395 to £23,580. But you could really do without nearly all of that and you’d still have a pretty well equipped, good-looking family car. It comes to us all, in the end.
Price as tested: £23,580