Test Opel Crossland X 1.6 CDTi 120 CV Excellence

In full transition between GM’s Opel and the Opel PSA, the brand from Rüsselsheim launches two new SUVS that attack directly to the most important segments of the todocamino. Specifically, the model that today was the first of the two in see the light, a car that was conceived before the agreement was made official. We started the test of the Opel Crossland X 1.6 CDTi 120 CV Excellence, one of the models most scintillating segment that assigns to us Convesa, official dealer Opel in Zafra.

The main reason that we present to the Opel Crossland X as a car-faceted approach is your approach. The German brand launches this product to fight in two segments with the same boxer. We speak of the segment SUV-B and that of the family compact, a last market in the fighting the Opel Meriva. The new member of the range Opel has more of SUV that’s family… or is it the other way around? We’re going to find out.

The Opel Crossland X has a body of 4,21 meters long, 1,76 meters wide and 1.60 meters high. The differences with the Opel Mokka X is minimal, with a length of only 6 inches lower. Its aesthetics, its high ground clearance and its protections in the lower areas of the body will betray you, meeting with a SUV that is not afraid of the fight are more familiar. If we have any questions of your approach you just need to take a look at his cousin with which it shares a platform, the Citroën C3 Aircross, a model next to that is manufactured at the plant in Figueruelas, Zaragoza.

Between two waters, SUV, and minivan

the aesthetics of The Opel Crossland X follows the language design with which the brand draws its models today. It is, in general lines, an Opel Grandland X with more skills for the city. Its front is perhaps the most graceful of the set, where the SUV urban seems to draw its appeal. The optical unit is tapered, with pointed corners and a stroke LED that enhances your personality more aggressive us dazzles at first glance. The wide, calender, and forms muscular of the antinieblas who embrace the protections do the rest. A feeling of strength that seems to escape like water between the hands.

The profile and the rear, betraying the approach of MPV for the Opel Crossland X. Not that I dislike the side of this SUV, but loses the force generated on the front fading out, like a boxer about to suffer a K. O. The waist line is not too high, the glazed surface wide and the chrome top does not do more than round up the figure. Nor are there nerves too pronounced that define a body that wants to give muscular look, staying only with the side of the SUV that remains faithful to the protections in black color. Behind, for his part, finishes off the set with a few pilots less aggressive and a bezel-type crossover.

Orderly and practical

the interior design of The Opel Crossland X follows the line marked by his brother Astra. We met with an interior tidy, where the screen performs all the functions and where you can breathe clean and space. The above-mentioned screen, which is imposed as the owner of the center console, is positioned at a correct height, thanks in part to the vertical arrangement of the air outlets.. Its dimension is of seven inch and from it, we can manage functions of the vehicle, the audio system or even the climate. The system Intellilink, which was updated in Opel Crossland X, is compatible with the applications Apple Car Play and Android Auto, and touch control it has seemed to me simple and intuitive.

from a neutral point of the interior of the Opel Crossland X and following this analysis, we focus now on the feel of their materials and the quality that we perceive. The padding in the upper zones of the dashboard is soft, leaving us a good feeling. If you take a stroll hand in hand through the most hidden corners we find ourselves with hard plastics and a little pleasant. I can’t tell you that I didn’t like the layout of the controls, the perceived quality or the work done on this interior, but the finishing blandness of some corners, like the door panels, it has not come to convince me at all.

Of the most spacious, for four

The driving position of the Opel Crosland X leaves you in a high position, the height from which the control of good way, everything that happens around the car. The visibility is adequate, and the ergonomics remarkable, with a few seats that have a certificate AGR, a German association of doctors and physical therapists that works to prevent back pain. In the same way, the space seems to be one of the sections more prominent in the German model, with a good habitability in the spaces front and rear that are only the but in the third seat, in which an adult will travel in a space and just an awkward position.

The aspirations of the Opel Crossland X are the “chop” both in the jar SUV as in the MPV, an ambition that has to justify with a good interior space. We have mentioned the vacancies approved in this sense, with a rear row that is easily accessible, with space for the head and knees, and in the two adults can be comfortable. Now, what accompanies the trunk? The SUV from Rüsselsheim declares 410 litres of cubicaje, 10 litres more than the Seat Arona, about 30 more than the Renault Capture and more than 50 that the Kia Stonic. In addition to being one of the best figures in the segment, their forms are regular, meeting with a floor almost straight if folded down the seats.

Engine PSA

The platform on which it manufactures the Opel Crossland X confirms the umbrella PSA, exactly the same thing that happens with your range mechanics. The SUV German is completed in full by engines gauls, which commercially have the denominations themselves of Opel. Our test unit mounted on the 1.6 CDTi 120 HP, the diesel engine fitted to other models in the group such as the Peugeot 208, the Citroën C4 or the DS3. Feeding the Crossland X this mechanic manages to accelerate from 0-100 km/h in less than 10 seconds, declaring an average consumption of 4.0 l/100 km and emissions of 105 g/km

The four-cylinder 120 horsepower that signature PSA engine is easy to wear with rapid responses and a correct behavior. With its maximum torque of 300 Nm pushing a body of 1.319 kg the operation is simple on most occasions. To little to overcome the 1,500 laps at the heart of this Opel Crossland X pushes us with some forcefulness, a character that is appreciated in overtaking.

Easy to carry, no rush

Speaking of overtaking the long-standing relationship of the sixth speed that proposes the gearbox requires us to seek the lever on more than one occasion when we drive by the roads of a double meaning. The indicator of change efficient asks us to climb up before you have surpassed the 2,000 turns, a management that will appreciate the consumption, but that requires us to not misled when we have reached the optimum speed of travel. For its part, the feel of the lever is too soft, with a few long runs and little guided.

The nuances of family of this SUV back to the cargo when we talk about dynamic. The Opel Crossland X full travel with ease, where comfort is their objective. This virtue is your shadow when we demand the chassis over the account, accusing a rolling important of your body. Is less confident than some of his opponents, although it is also more versatile, with a roll out of the asphalt nice as long as the walk does not provide ways demanding. The address, for its part, continues to this configuration, with a soft touch and little direct.

The Opel Crossland X announces consumption officers of 4.7 l/100 km in urban conditions and up to 3.6 l/100 km on the highway. In our test we managed to complete a journey of over 300 km by national road 100 km/h rigorous with an average of 4.3 l/100 km In a journey of over 600 km where the highway has been the protagonist but some miles have been completed in more urban environments the computer has mirrored 5.6 l/100 km In conditions strictly urban we have not exceeded 6 l/100 km


The alternative Model to the SUV-B segment is the most multi-purpose that we can find, a capability that is put in against him in certain sections. Its design is not the most pure, if we talk about todocaminos, but manages to compensate for the strokes more boring. Your engine is agile, little glutton and easy to carry. Features that leave the Opel Crossland X as one of the options more reasonable if we want a car for everything.

Finishes Opel Crossland X

Selective (from 18.272 euros)

  • Help with boot on slope
  • Recognitionfoundation of traffic signs
  • cruise Control
  • Indicator of gear change
  • System Opel OnStar
  • daytime running Lights with LED technology
  • multifunction steering Wheel
  • rear view Mirror electro chromatic
  • electric Windows on all doors
  • Function Start&Stop
  • 7-inch touch Screen
  • Android Auto and Apple Carplay
  • Air-Conditioning with a particle filter

Excellence (full to Selective, since 21.332 euros)

  • Climate control bizona
  • ambient Light on the doors and dashboard
  • rain Sensor
  • Shade front lit and with mirrors
  • inside Mirror electro chromatic lighted
  • reading Lights, rear
  • Auto switch On Headlights with detection of tunnels

Ultimate (complete Excellence, from 25.192 euros)

  • Detector fatigue
  • System of prevention of collision
  • Braking automatic emergency
  • Detector of pedestrians
  • rear headlights LED
  • Headrest, rear center, adjustable in two directions

Prices Opel Crossland X

Motor Change Finish Price
Motor Change Finish Price
1.2 MPFI 82 HP Manual 6v Selective 18.272€
1.2 EcoTec 110 HP Manual 6v Selective 19.812€
1.2 EcoTec 110 HP AT Selective 21.712€
1.2 EcoTec 130 CV Manual 6v Selective 20.092€
1.6 CDTi 100 CV Manual 6v Selective 21.952€
1.2 EcoTec 110 HP Manual 6v Excellence 21.332€
1.2 EcoTec 110 HP AT Excellence 23.232€
1.2 EcoTec 130 CV Manual 6v Excellence 20.432€
1.6 CDTi 100 CV Manual 6v Excellence 21.952€
1.6 CDTi 120 CV Manual 6v Excellence 23.077€
1.2 130 CV Manual 6v Ultimate 25.192€
1.6 CDTi 120 CV Manual 6v Ultimate 26.657€

*Convesa, official dealer Opel in Zafra, offers its customers an Opel Crossland X 129€/month.

the Opinion of the editor

  • editor’s Rating

  • Score 3.5 stars
€18.272 to €26.657

  • Opel Crossland X
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  • Published: march 12, 2018
  • Last modified: march 12, 2018
  • Exterior design
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  • Design interior
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  • Seats front
    Editor: 85%
  • rear Seats
    Editor: 80%
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Resumen: The new Opel Crossland X is one of the alternatives to the SUV segment with more personality monovolumen.


  • Trunk
  • Engine
  • Comfort


  • Dynamic
  • Finishes interior
  • Design

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