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Vauxhall Viva Rocks verdict

2017 - 2019 (change model)
Parkers overall rating: 3.6 out of 53.6

Written by James Dennison Published: 6 June 2019 Updated: 6 June 2019

Should you buy one?

The bolder styling of the Viva Rocks may mean it holds appeal over the regular Viva for a number of potential buyers – so long as you’re prepared to pay for it.

As we’ve explained further up the page, it lacks the standard equipment of cheaper Viva models meaning its value for money is highly questionable. Especially as it’ll cost you around 15% more than the equivalent non-Rocks model in monthly payments if you opt for Vauxhall’s PCP finance scheme (with like-for-like contract terms).

The running costs will likely be higher, too, thanks to inferior fuel economy and a higher insurance rating. And don’t think that the raised ride height means you’ll be gaining extra off-road credentials; the Viva Rocks belongs strictly on the road.

If you’re not fussed about the styling or want to save a bit of money, the regular Viva will do everything, and more, than its pricier Viva Rocks sibling can.