The Vauxhall Adam is a breath of fresh air for the British car maker. It marks Vauxhall's entry into the stylish city car class, and is designed to rival models such as the Fiat 500, MINI and Citroen DS3. To that end, the Vauxhall Adam comes with a massive list of optional extras so that buyers can personalise their cars to their own tastes. However, Vauxhall is offering this service at competitive prices, with the range starting at around £13,000.
- Stylish design
- Good quality
- Affordable and extensive options
- Uneconomical engines
- Poor practicality
- Firm ride comfort
The Vauxhall Adam is the British brand's entry into the stylish city car class, taking on the Fiat 500, MINI and Citroen DS3. It looks unlike any other Vauxhall and also boasts a huge range of options, allowing owners to make their Adam unique. It's available in Jam, Glam and Slam trim levels as well as special editions, and all are well equipped. The all-petrol engine line-up includes 1.0, 1.2 and 1.4-litre engines, with power from 69bhp to 114bhp and fuel consumption between 52.3mpg and 57.6mpg.
- Quiet 1.0-litre petrol engine
- Folding fabric roof
- Cheap to run and long warranty
- Small boot
- Tight in the back for adults
- Not as much fun as a MINI
The Vauxhall Adam has been to boot camp and the result is the Vauxhall Adam Rocks. A tougher version of the Adam, it features a raised ride height that makes mince meat of speed humps, as well as plastic body cladding that should see off shopping-trolley shunts. The only model currently available is the Vauxhall Adam Rocks Air, which adds a folding fabric roof, allowing owners to bask in the summer sun. But just like the standard Adam, buyers can also choose from a huge range options to customise their car. The launch of the Rocks also heralds the arrival of Vauxhall's new 1.0-litre turbo petrol engine – our pick of the range.