Parkers overall rating: 3.5 out of 5 3.5

The Vectra missed out of a five-star rating in official European crash tests, but it is fundamentally a very safe car with six airbags as standard as well as the sophisticated electronic stability programme which can prevent crashes happening in the first place. Steering wheel-mounted audio controls are standard.

The Vectra is one of the most practical cars in its class, and the estate is second only to the giant Mercedes-Benz E-class wagon for luggage volume with a maximum of 1850 litres. Rear seats fold flat without needing to remove head restraints and the estate can be chosen with the optional FlexOrganiser system which keeps different luggage items separate and in place.

A power tailgate can be chosen as an option for extra convenience. The hatchback is also pretty roomy with a large luggage compartment and impressive load volume.

Basic equipment

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

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

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
  • Headlight washers

VXR equipment

VXR standard equipment
Same as basic equipment
VXR optional equipment
  • Headlight washers