Vauxhall Frontera (91-03) - Review

Review by Parkers on
Last Updated: 03 Sep 2014
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Frontera is based on an Isuzu design (called MU in Japan), revised and updated over the years. It offers a wide choice of three petrol engines and turbo-diesel engines in two body styles.

Vauxhall Frontera (91-03)
Affordable, macho-suburban styling
Not as classy, desirable or robust as Cherokee or Discovery

New price range:

£14,525 - £23,282

Used price range:

£190 - £1,571

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Summary

Parkers Rating:

2 out of 5

Frontera is based on an Isuzu design (called MU in Japan), revised and updated over the years. It offers a wide choice of three petrol engines and turbo-diesel engines in two body styles. The Sport puts the emphasis on leisure while the bigger five-door estates are better family choices. Early models are now cheap but they are flawed. Post-1995 cars are better made and noticeably more refined, especially the current generation models from late 1998 onwards.

Parkers Ratings

Overall

2 out of 5

Performance

2 out of 5

Handling

2 out of 5

Comfort

2.5 out of 5

Practicality

3 out of 5

Behind the wheel

2 out of 5

Safety

2 out of 5

Reliability

2 out of 5

Running costs

2 out of 5

Green credentials

not rated yet

Buying used

2.5 out of 5

Selling

2.5 out of 5

Equipment

2.5 out of 5

What owners say...

 The most practical thing about the frontera for me is its sturdy, unlike some of the newer SUV's ive tried recently,you can fully load it up and pull a fully loaded trailer behind and still pull away...  

5 out of 5

paul adrian lynch ,   05 Feb 2012    ... read more

 Solid vehicle, great for hauling 'kit' around. Ideal for living in the country and it easily wades streams/floods. Pretty good in 4wd with chunky tyres fitted.  

4 out of 5

Brian Frank ,   25 Aug 2009    ... read more

 The fold down seats and rear entry give a very large load space. I have moved large lumps of furniture and loads of stuff to the tip.  

4 out of 5

Gareth Jones ,   22 Aug 2008    ... read more

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