3 out of 5 3.0
Parkers overall rating: 3 out of 5 3.0
Rover Streetwise (03-05) - rated 3 out of 5
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At a glance

New price £9,195 - £14,335
Used price £295 - £2,050
Fuel economy
Not tested to latest standards
View pre-2017 economy specs
Road tax cost £210 - £315
Insurance group 11 - 15 How much is it to insure?


Wallet-friendly and street-tough styling


1.4 petrol can be hard work out of town; base spec is very basic

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Written by Parkers on

Why buy a 4x4 for the school run? Streetwise is an attempt to give the macho posture and look-at-me styling of an urban off-roader with none of the parking worries or extortionate running costs. Ironically, most of the people who laugh at it are the very ones paying through the nose to drive a farm vehicle to school every day. We like Streetwise - it makes sense and being based on the proven Rover 25, should provide cheap motoring with a bit of a giggle.

Rover Streetwise rivals