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Parkers overall rating: 3 out of 5 3.0
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Equipment

3.5 out of 5 3.5

Standard models come with height adjustable sports seats, electric windows, heated electric mirrors, remote controlled central locking, four airbags, 15-inch alloy wheels, a retractable body colour hardtop, sport suspension, a CD stereo, leather covered steering wheel with audio controls, tiltable steering column and a multi-function display. The Sport adds 16-inch alloys, a luggage net behind the seats, alloy effect centre console, aluminium pedals, a leather sport steering wheel and front fog lights.

Options include a leather pack with heated leather seats and a technical pack with cruise control and driver information centre. In 2007 an Exclusiv Red edition was launched which is based on the Sport model but adds scarlet leather upholstery and unique 17-inch wheels, while in 2008 a Sport Rouge model was introduced which gets a red fabric-covered roof along with 16-inch alloys.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Vauxhall Tigra (04-09).

  • ABS
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front electric windows
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Remote locking
  • Service indicator
  • Side airbags
  • Sports seats
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment

Equipment by trim level

To view equipment options for a specific trim level, please select from the following list:

Equipment included on some trim levels
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Metallic Paint
  • Space saver spare wheel

Standard Trim equipment

Standard Trim standard equipment
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Space saver spare wheel
Standard Trim optional equipment
  • Air conditioning

Air equipment

Air standard equipment
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Space saver spare wheel
Air optional equipment
  • Air conditioning

Exclusiv equipment

Exclusiv standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
Exclusiv optional equipment
  • Alarm
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Space saver spare wheel

Exclusiv Red equipment

Exclusiv Red standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Metallic Paint
Exclusiv Red optional equipment
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Space saver spare wheel

Sport equipment

Sport standard equipment
  • Alarm
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Front fog lights
  • Space saver spare wheel
Sport optional equipment
  • Air conditioning

Sport Rouge equipment

Sport Rouge standard equipment
  • Alarm
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Front fog lights
  • Space saver spare wheel
Sport Rouge optional equipment
  • Air conditioning

Safety

3.5 out of 5 3.5

The Tigra was awarded a respectable four stars by Euro NCAP for adult safety in a crash. This was a fairly good score when the model was launched but newer convertibles, such as the Peugeot 207 CC have been awarded the maximum five stars. All models come with ESP stability control along with a brake assist system that reinforces brake pressure in the event of an emergency.

Four airbags are standard including side airbags.

Interior & boot space

2.5 out of 5 2.5

Along with having no back seats, the Tigra is also lacking in cabin stowage, not helped by narrow door pockets. The roof lowers fairly quickly - taking 20 seconds - but one very annoying aspect of the Tigra is the frustratingly slow electric boot. The only way to open it is via the button and it can't be done manually. On the plus side, the boot itself is a good size with 440 litres plus there's an extra 70 litres in a compartment behind the seats.

Drop the roof and there's still a useful 250 litres - that's more than a Peugeot 207 CC.

How does the boot space compare?

Check the table below to see how the Vauxhall Tigra (04-09) compares to other similar cars in terms of available boot space.

Model Boot space
Peugeot 207 CC (07-14) 449 litres
Vauxhall Tigra (04-09) 440 litres
Nissan Micra C+C (05-09) 255 litres

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