Parkers overall rating: 3 out of 5 3.0

The Vectra was awarded a four star rating for crash safety by Euro NCAP but newer rivals all have five stars. All cars come with six airbags though plus three-point safety belts for all seats, seat belt pretensioners in front, belt-force limiters in the front and rear, as well as height-adjustable safety belt pivot points in front and rear. This is complemented by the Vauxhall safety system, which includes the patented automatic Pedal Release System (PRS) and active head restraints in the front with seat back support to further reduce the risk of whiplash injuries.

The Vectra hatchback has a decent boot with 500 litres of space - that's not far behind the latest Mondeo and Mazda 6 plus the square shape and low lip make it easy to load and unload. However up front there's a lack of stowage - the door pockets are narrow and the twin cupholders are pointlessly shallow. The Vectra hatchback is up there with the best in class for practicality with a 500-litre boot compartment, and up to 1360 litres of storage with the rear seats folded.

Plenty of other storage available inside the cabin but nothing particularly outstanding.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Vauxhall Vectra Hatchback (05-08).

  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Alarm
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cruise control
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Lumbar support
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Remote locking
  • Service indicator
  • Side airbags
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach 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
  • Alloy wheels
  • CD
  • CD Multichanger
  • Climate control
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Sat Nav
  • Sports seats
  • Steel wheels
  • Traction control

Club equipment

Club standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • CD
  • Cloth seat trim
Club optional equipment
None available

Design equipment

Design standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Front fog lights
Design optional equipment
  • CD
  • CD Multichanger
  • Sat Nav
  • Traction control

Elite equipment

Elite standard equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • CD
  • CD Multichanger
  • Climate control
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Sat Nav
Elite optional equipment
  • Traction control

Exclusiv equipment

Exclusiv standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • CD
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Steel wheels
Exclusiv optional equipment
  • Sat Nav

Life equipment

Life standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • CD
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Steel wheels
Life optional equipment
  • Sat Nav

SRi equipment

SRi standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • CD
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Front fog lights
  • Sports seats
SRi optional equipment
  • Sat Nav
  • Traction control