Comparing SUVs: Will Opel Keep Fire?

Comparing SUVs: Will Opel Keep Fire?

At the end of the day, everyone wanted a piece of SUV cake. Every manufacturer sets up its model in the compact SUV class. And how are things with Opel? The people of Rüsselsheim should not bother at all - they will use the recipe and ready-made blends thanks to the sale of the French by PSA. Opel now has a compact SUV platform in the form of the Peugeot 3008. And things are fine - 3008 is doing its job excellent.

But we want to find out how the new Opel Grandland X will be introduced in the direct comparison with the 3008? The third participant in our comparative test is Renault Kadjar. Motorization in our comparison: small gasoline.

The Opel 1.2-liter 3-cylinder turbocharger has 130 hp. Peugeot bet on the same engine. Accordingly, the 3-cylinder unit in Grandland X should, according to Opel, spend as much as 3008 - that is, 5.1 liters per 100 kilometers. Of course, we will check this out. First, however, we return to Renault. Kadjar is the only model in the test with a 4-cylinder engine. Its working volume is also 1.2 liters, with a turbine and identical to that of its competitors 130 hp. TCe in Kadjar has to spend 5.7 liters - at least according to the manufacturer. But reality is different.

Renault Kadjar TCe 130

Comparing SUVs: Will Opel Keep Fire?  1 The six-speed transmission
Comparing SUVs: Will Opel Keep Fire?  2 4-cylinder engine with good manners, a bit slower than the competitors' engines.
Comparing SUVs: Will Opel Keep Fire?  3 Soft seats with a little incomplete lateral support
Comparing SUVs: Will Opel Keep Fire?  4 Slightly simple, but with very good ergonomics: the Renault cockpit.
Comparing SUVs: Will Opel Keep Fire?  5 Kadjar Zen
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