Review

Vauxhall Adam hatchback

Price  £11,405 - £14,995

Vauxhall Adam hatchback

reviewed by Carbuyer

Pros
  • Cute, with lots of personalisation options
  • Well priced, with affordable options
  • Quality is good
Cons
  • Not much space for rear passengers
  • Ride can feel a bit hard
  • Engines aren’t especially economical

The Vauxhall Adam is a city car with a stylish, modern design that offers a neat alternative to popular retro-styled city cars like the MINI and Fiat 500. It's also competitively priced. But while it's steered clear of a retro design, it offers all the personalisation options that have helped make the MINI and Fiat so popular. In fact, there are an incredible 30,000 options to make your Adam unique. Beyond that, though, the Adam is a small car of tiny dimensions that has hardly any space inside it. You won’t find much excitement behind the wheel (the engines are underpowered and sluggish), it's not particularly comfortable either, and it doesn't offer great fuel economy or emission figures either. But there is still something undeniably appealing about the Adam, especially when you’ve accessorised it to your liking. And a new three-cylinder engine will be available in 2014, which should significantly boost the Adam's economy credentials.