Parkers overall rating: 3.5 out of 5 3.5

The VXR8 hasn’t had an official score from safety governing body Euro NCAP, but it does get a decent level of kit. You get six airbags including driver and front passenger, side impact for the front occupants and side curtain airbags. Despite its image it’s also quite child-friendly with three Isofix anchor points in the rear. Finally, to avoid any mishaps from all the power the car produces you get the usual stability control but it also comes with electronic brakeforce distribution and anti-lock brakes.

With 496 litres of boot space on offer, you won’t find the car wanting when you have to go away for the weekend or load the weekly shop. It’s competitive among its rivals and has more room in the boot than an Audi S4 and Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG. There is one major issue though. Like the old model the rear seats can’t be folded down at all, meaning anything longer than the space on offer and you’ll have to leave it behind.

If you have something long and thin though, then the rear centre armrest can be dropped and items loaded through it. There is plenty of other storage around the rest of the cabin and you won’t have any problems finding somewhere to put your wallet or phone. The side pockets are sizeable too so you’ll be able to fit plenty of stuff in them.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Vauxhall VXR8 (11-18).

  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • CD
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Metallic Paint
  • 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
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Alarm
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Heated mirrors
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Rear electric windows
  • Remote locking
  • Side airbags
  • Sports seats
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment

Clubsport equipment

Clubsport standard equipment
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Sports seats
Clubsport optional equipment
None available

GTS equipment

GTS standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Alarm
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cruise control
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Front electric windows
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Rear electric windows
  • Remote locking
  • Side airbags
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
GTS optional equipment
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated seats
  • Sports seats

GTSR equipment

GTSR standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Alarm
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cruise control
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Front electric windows
  • Heated mirrors
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Rear electric windows
  • Remote locking
  • Side airbags
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
GTSR optional equipment
None available