Parkers overall rating: 3.5 out of 5 3.5

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 25 - 27 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.

A lot of car for the money, but anyone buying should try to get a decent discount because the Vectra will not hold its value well, and a best case scenario of 27mpg in everyday driving is also going to work out expensive. At least it is well equipped and the few options available for it are modestly priced on the whole, although perhaps only parking sensors can be expected to retain a significant proportion of the original cost.

Vectra performs badly on the eco front. With an average of 250 g/km CO2 across the model line-up, its emissions are quite high for a sports hatchback. It’s worth noting that the line-up does not feature any diesel models, which typically produce less carbon dioxide than petrol engines with similar power outputs. The range is quite thirsty, averaging 27 mpg.

Vectras tend to be pretty reliable with few problems. We expect the VXR to have a similar good record.

Ongoing running costs

Road tax (12 months) £360 - £630
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Insurance group 36
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