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Parkers overall rating: 3.5 out of 5 3.5

As with most in this class, safety and security are a priority. Vectra has six airbags, ABS and impact protection to keep the passenger cell cushioned, while security is good all-round. Euro NCAP rate it as a four-star car, just behind the class leaders. Alarm and immobiliser exceed strict Thatcham standards; effective deadlocks are standard.

The saloon has a massive boot - and it's more than capable of swallowing the suitcases for a family holiday. A wide opening makes it easy to access, but it is a little too high off the ground. Vauxhall's storage ideas aren't very innovative, but at least you get a couple of cupholders.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Vauxhall Vectra Saloon (02-05).

  • ABS
  • Alarm
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Cruise control
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Heated mirrors
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • 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
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • CD Multichanger
  • Central locking
  • Climate control
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Metallic Paint
  • Rear electric windows
  • Remote locking
  • Sports seats
  • Steel wheels
  • Traction control

Active equipment

Active standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Central locking
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Metallic Paint
Active optional equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Remote locking
  • Traction control

Club equipment

Club standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Lumbar support
Club optional equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Central locking
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Remote locking
  • Traction control

Design equipment

Design standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • CD Multichanger
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Front fog lights
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Lumbar support
  • Remote locking
Design optional equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Rear electric windows
  • Traction control

Elegance equipment

Elegance standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • CD Multichanger
  • Central locking
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Front fog lights
  • Lumbar support
  • Rear electric windows
Elegance optional equipment
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Traction control

Elite equipment

Elite standard equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • CD Multichanger
  • Climate control
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
Elite optional equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Air conditioning
  • Central locking
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Rear electric windows
  • Remote locking
  • Traction control

Energy equipment

Energy standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Lumbar support
Energy optional equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Central locking
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Metallic Paint
  • Remote locking
  • Traction control

Life equipment

Life standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Air conditioning
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Remote locking
  • Steel wheels
Life optional equipment
  • Lumbar support

LS equipment

LS standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Central locking
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Steel wheels
LS optional equipment
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Lumbar support
  • Traction control

SXi equipment

SXi standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Central locking
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Front fog lights
  • Lumbar support
  • Sports seats
SXi optional equipment
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Traction control