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Parkers overall rating: 4 out of 5 4.0

Miles per pound (mpp) Miles per pound (mpp)

Reliable fuel consumption data for comparison purposes is not available for this model.

Fuel economy

A more stringent standard for fuel economy (WLTP) was introduced from September 2017, and this model was not required to undergo that test. Its fuel economy measured under the previous test system was 26 - 47 mpg. However these figures are less likely to be achievable in real world driving and so should never be compared to another car's mpg which was measured under the newer, more realistic WLTP system.

Decent economy from the 1.8 or diesels, as long as you’re light with the right foot. Depreciation is the main concern (as with most models in this class), though better than the old model. On-board service indicator means that the car decides when it needs servicing — which should mean fewer days in the garage; Vauxhall servicing is generally cheap; higher than average emissions outputs mean benefit-in-kind tax liability is will cost more than its rivals.

Vectra performs quite well on the eco front. With an average of 189 g/km CO2 across the line-up, its emissions are fairly standard for a medium-sized estate. However, it’s worth noting that the line up has a high number of diesel models, bringing the average down and giving buyers more choices of low-emission versions. Diesels typically produce less CO2 than petrol engines with similar power outputs.

The range is also fairly economical, averaging 39 mpg.

As a fleet favourite, that bodes well for the Vectra’s reliability – they wouldn’t buy it in such bulk if it was going to break down lots. The trim may start to look old quickly, though.

Ongoing running costs

Road tax (12 months) £220 - £360
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Insurance group 15 - 29
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