Parkers overall rating: 4 out of 5 4.0

The Agila itself hasn't been crash tested by Euro NCAP, but the identical Suzuki Splash received four stars for adult crash protection and so the Vauxhall qualifies for the same score. Vauxhall Agila safety systems included ABS, emergency brake assist and four airbags – all of which are fitted as standard.

Electronic Stability Control (ESC) – which helps maintain control of the car in the event of a skid – is a costly option which is poor especially when it is standard on all Suzuki Splash models.

The basic Expression model isn't as practical as other models in the range and does without 60/40 split folding rear seats. This limits practicality as the rear seats can not be used for a combination of longer loads and passengers at the same time.

Loadspace is pretty good for a car of this size and it's capable of carrying several bags of shopping. Plus the seats fold flat for a large, almost small van-like, interior.

That said, the Agila isn't quite as clever as similar cars like the Renault Modus (with its 'boot chute') and Honda Jazz (with its origami-style rear seats). However, there is an additional luggage compartment under the boot floor (Vauxhall calls this DualFloor) big enough for hiding valuables and CDs.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Vauxhall Agila (08-13).

  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Side airbags

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
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Remote locking
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Steel wheels
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment

Club equipment

Club standard equipment
  • Audio remote
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Remote locking
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Steel wheels
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
Club optional equipment
  • Air conditioning

Design equipment

Design standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Remote locking
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
Design optional equipment
None available

Expression equipment

Expression standard equipment
  • Steel wheels
Expression optional equipment
  • Space saver spare wheel

S equipment

S standard equipment
  • Audio remote
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Remote locking
  • Steel wheels
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
S optional equipment
  • Air conditioning

SE equipment

SE standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Remote locking
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
SE optional equipment
None available

Euro NCAP Rating

The Vauxhall Agila (08-13) was tested by Euro NCAP in and received the following safety ratings:

  • Adult Occupant - 4 stars
  • Child Occupant - 3 stars
  • Vulnerable road users - 3 stars

Euro NCAP provides motoring consumers with a realistic and independent assessment of the safety performance of some of the most popular cars sold in Europe. The safety ratings are determined from a series of vehicle tests, designed and carried out by Euro NCAP. These tests represent, in a simplified way, important real life accident scenarios that could result in injured or killed car occupants or other road users.