Parkers overall rating: 4 out of 5 4.0

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 33 - 33 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.

The VX doesn't quite match the Elise for residual value but it is still pretty good and even the Turbo will get over 30mpg. Vauxhall dealers are rather cheaper and more abundant than Lotus counterparts.

VX220 is quite a polluting model. With an average of 203 g/km CO2 across the line-up, its emissions are a touch high for a sports roadster. 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 not very frugal, averaging 33 mpg.

Early ones were a little flaky in the cabin, but build and materials are generally very impressive. Vauxhall units are very reliable and since the VX weighs so little, engines get an easy life.

Ongoing running costs

Road tax (12 months) £270 - £330
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Insurance group 33 - 38
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