Vauxhall Vectra VXR (05-08) - Review

Review by Simon Harris on
Last Updated: 26 Aug 2014
3.5
Vauxhall's VXR brand creates a high-performance model at the top of the Vectra range in hatchback and supremely practical estate guises. The fastest Vectra to date with a top speed of 161mph (estate: 158mph) it offers a 0-60mph sprint time of 6.

Vauxhall Vectra VXR (05-08)
Effortless pace, estate's practicality
Over-firm ride, notchy gearchange, high cost of ownership from new

New price range:

£24,180 - £27,605

Used price range:

£1,864 - £4,636

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Summary

Parkers Rating:

3.5 out of 5

Vauxhall's VXR brand creates a high-performance model at the top of the Vectra range in hatchback and supremely practical estate guises. The fastest Vectra to date with a top speed of 161mph (estate: 158mph) it offers a 0-60mph sprint time of 6.5 seconds (estate: 6.7 seconds). Smooth turbocharged V6 offers effortless performance while the handling is set up to tackle the most demanding roads. Ride is a little firm - but that's what you'd expect - and gearchanges can't be rushed, but few cars offer the combination of this much performance and space for the money.

Parkers Ratings

Overall

3.5 out of 5

Performance

4 out of 5

Handling

3.5 out of 5

Comfort

3.5 out of 5

Practicality

4 out of 5

Behind the wheel

3 out of 5

Safety

4 out of 5

Reliability

4 out of 5

Running costs

2.5 out of 5

Green credentials

1.5 out of 5

Buying used

4 out of 5

Selling

2.5 out of 5

Equipment

4 out of 5

What owners say...

 Has to be its size twinned with how it goes. You can fill it with people or boxes and it still pulls well.  

5 out of 5

John Bould ,   09 Apr 2013    ... read more

 Lots of boot space, lots of cabin and passenger space.  

5 out of 5

Chris Tate ,   29 Jan 2013    ... read more

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