Rover 45 Hatchback (04-05) - Review

Review by Parkers on
Last Updated: 22 May 2014
3
The roots of this car date back to the mid-1990s, but Rover has eked out its meagre development budget and given the 45 a final facelift. The latest work concentrates on making it look fresher, with new headlmaps and an updated interior, but it's still no match for more modern rivals.

Rover 45 Hatchback (04-05)
Good performance and handling
Rivals are more compelling

New price range:

£10,000 - £16,365

Used price range:

£372 - £1,520

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Summary

Parkers Rating:

3 out of 5

The roots of this car date back to the mid-1990s, but Rover has eked out its meagre development budget and given the 45 a final facelift. The latest work concentrates on making it look fresher, with new headlmaps and an updated interior, but it's still no match for more modern rivals. It lacks sophistication compared to other cars, but it is pretty, well equipped, good to drive and can usually be bought at a temptingly low price.

Parkers Ratings

Overall

3 out of 5

Performance

3.5 out of 5

Handling

3.5 out of 5

Comfort

3.5 out of 5

Practicality

3 out of 5

Behind the wheel

3 out of 5

Safety

2.5 out of 5

Reliability

4 out of 5

Running costs

3 out of 5

Green credentials

3.5 out of 5

Buying used

3 out of 5

Selling

2.5 out of 5

Equipment

3.5 out of 5

What owners say...

 The K-Series reaches optimal temperature very quickly, so the car is running well and heats up swiftly.  

5 out of 5

Martin McKenna ,   07 Jan 2014    ... read more

 Fuel economy climate control and security features are amazing.  

5 out of 5

Mark Ramsey ,   18 Mar 2012    ... read more

 Quiet, comfortable and reliable. Great for fetching home the DIY goods as its a hatchback.  

4 out of 5

ian blue ,   03 Mar 2010    ... read more

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