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Rover 45 Hatchback review

2004 - 2005 (change model)
Parkers overall rating: 3 out of 53.0

At a glance

Price new £9,850 - £16,200
Used prices £520 - £2,982
Road tax cost £200 - £395
Insurance group 15 - 23
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Fuel economy Not tested to latest standards
Range 399 - 629 miles
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Available fuel types



Pros & cons


Good performance and handling


Rivals are more compelling

Written by Parkers Published: 6 June 2019 Updated: 6 June 2019


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.