Buy an OPEL Crossland X: diesel VS petrol - How to choose?

When the OPEL Crossland X first appeared on showroom floors in sunny South Africa in 2017, the compact crossover was available with a choice of two engine variants – a standard 1.2L petrol engine, and a decidedly zippy turbo-charged 1.2L petrol engine. Fast-forward to 2018, and SA motorists were given the option of driving off in a Crossland X that boasted a 1.6-litre turbodiesel under the hood.

At REEDS, we understand that many of our valued customers like to weigh their options carefully before choosing the engine type that best suits their needs. This is why we’ve decided to give you a nice breakdown of the specifics in a side-by-side comparison, for ease of reference. Here you go!


Engine type

  • Opel Crossland X 1.2: 1.2-litre, 3-cylinder petrol
  • Opel Crossland X 1.2T: 1.2-litre, 3-cylinder turbo petrol
  • Opel Crossland X 1.9TD: 1.6-litre, 4-cylinder turbodiesel

Transmission type

  • Opel Crossland X 1.2: 5-speed manual
  • Opel Crossland X 1.2T: 6-speed automatic
  • Opel Crossland X 1.9TD: 5-speed manual


  • Opel Crossland X 1.2: 60 kW/118 Nm
  • Opel Crossland X 1.2T: 81 kW/205 Nm
  • Opel Crossland X 1.9TD: 68 kW/230 Nm

Performance data

  • Opel Crossland X 1.2: 0 to 100 km/h in 14.0s; 170 km/h
  • Opel Crossland X 1.2T: 0 to 100 km/h in 11.8s; 187 km/h
  • Opel Crossland X 1.9TD: 0 to 100 km/h in 12s; 180 km/h

Fuel consumption (approximate)

  • Opel Crossland X 1.2: 5.1 ℓ/100 km
  • Opel Crossland X 1.2T: 5.4 ℓ/100 km
  • Opel Crossland X 1.9TD: 4.4 ℓ/100 km

Please note: These comparisons pertain to the ‘Enjoy’ trim level in particular. For up-to-date price comparisons, it is best to get in touch with a dealership directly. Price increases may occur due to a number of variables that are subject to change.

DID YOU KNOW? There are a number of useful features inside the Crossland X. Worth noting is the amount of storage compartment for things like keys, chargers and phones that can be neatly stored in the cabin.

There you have it – a few helpful things to bear in mind when you’re deciding whether to purchase a diesel or petrol variant of the much-loved Opel Crossland X. Keep an eye on the blog in the coming weeks and months as we share more interesting stories and expert insight into all things OPEL. In the meantime, feel free to get in touch with a REEDS representative at your nearest branch to find out more about the OPEL Crossland X, or to book a test drive. OPEL – The Future is Everyone’s.