In-depth Reviews

Vauxhall Antara owner reviews

"The Vauxhall Antara comes up short next to rivals like the Toyota RAV4, Mazda CX-5, Ford Kuga and Volkswagen Tiguan"

Carbuyer Rating

2.4 out of 5

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Owners Rating

3.4 out of 5

53%of people would recommend this car to a friend.

Owner Rating

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Common Problems

  • Engine (4 cases)
  • Brakes, Suspension (1 cases)
  • Brakes, Engine, Gearbox / clutch (1 cases)
  • Suspension, Other (1 cases)
  • Other (7 cases)
  • Electrics (7 cases)
  • Gearbox / clutch, Other (1 cases)
  • Engine, Other (1 cases)
  • Engine, Gearbox / clutch (1 cases)
  • Gearbox / clutch (1 cases)
  • Electrics, Engine, Other (1 cases)
  • Brakes, Electrics, Other (1 cases)
  • Brakes, Electrics, Engine, Gearbox / clutch, Suspension, Other (1 cases)

Owner Review

1 out of 5

Version

CDTi

Year of registration

2011

Average annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

2 - 3 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

30
Review
Buyer Beware... at 40K miles we needed a new throttle body and the repair was quoted at £880! No help from Vauxhall Customer Care.... the mileage is poor as well at approx 30 mpg... I will NOT buy another or even probably consider Vauxhall again...

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2012

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

34
Review
No problems at all

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year of registration

2012

Average annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

35.8
Review
I have only had this vehicle for a few months so it`s a little early to comment, however there has not been any problems with the vehicle through the winter so far.
Running Cost

4 out of 5

As a Motability customer i only have to pay for fuel, everything else is covered by Motability.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2012

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

35.5
Review
No issues.
Running Cost

3 out of 5

Fuel consumption higher than expected, had expected something between 10 to 15 % better

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2012

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used
Review
Outstanding - Supplied by a very good dealer
Running Cost

5 out of 5

MPG much better than I thought it might be and very comfortable.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2012

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

40
Review
Good
Running Cost

4 out of 5

Ok

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2012

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

31
Review
No isuues so far
Running Cost

3 out of 5

Low MPG but as expected

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year of registration

2012

Average annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

23
Review
Not had it that long, but good so far.
Running Cost

3 out of 5

Poor MPG but hope it will get better once its run in.

Owner Review

3 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2012

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

28
Review
within the first 2 months I needed a new pipe on the turbocharger, lost power completely. DPF light comes on quite often.
Running Cost

2 out of 5

The computer hasnt gone over 31mpg yet, even on long runs. Ive been in touch with Vauxhall customer care assistance , they tell me it will not reach the figuers it states in the brochure!

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2012

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

40
Review
The best car I have had in all my yesrs
Running Cost

5 out of 5

Good for the size of the engine

Owner Review

1 out of 5

Version

2.2cdti se nav

Year of registration

2013

Average annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

28
Review
awful car to drive,seats are absolutely dreadful.asked dealer to exchange me out of it after the first week of ownership and sheer back agony with every journey but as yet they dont seem to want it back in their car portfolio for some reason,wonder why.Other dealers have offered to take it off me at an £8000 loss in just 3 months of ownership.my advise is think long and hard before purchasing one of these,i have owned many cars and this one is by far the most uncomfortable to drive by far.

Owner Review

3 out of 5

Version

SE, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2008

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New
Review
Nice looking car but the fuel consumption is terrible what ever way you drive it

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

SE, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used
Review
It's a great car

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

exclusive, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

2.2 CDTi (4x4) SE

Year of registration

2012

Average annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

39
Review
Having loved my Antara for 5 years now and having stumbled across this review site, I now understand why Vauxhall have canned the model after not a very long run. The vehicle is so inconsistent - some reviews love it and some hate it but the clear message is that the build quality is poor and too many people have too many problems. Also, the theme with nearly everyone is the poor fuel consumption. For me - the car is just brilliant. Rides well, firm and the power (185 BHP model) has a kick when you need it. Love the high driving position on long journeys. The leather seats are very comfortable - my shoulder has given me trouble for years (especially in my previous Volvo saloon) but these seats provide good lumbar support and the back of the seat goes right up to the top of my back - providing support to the back of my shoulders. Can't understand why others seem to have issues with the seats. The car gave no end of problems in the first year or so, engine and ECU failures, front wheel bearing went, all the alloy wheels began to corrode(!) and one time I was stranded on the side of the M1 in a snowstorm with half hidden lorries thundering past. But the warranty and customer services have been excellent. Everything repaired free under warranty and courtesy car provided during the lengthy periods the car was out of service. Can't recommend the "Lifetime warranty" highly enough; for me it gives great peace of mind. It runs out at 100,000 miles (so not really lifetime) so in a year or so I expect to replace the car and such a warranty will be a major factor in which car to buy. The last three years have been pretty much trouble free. I don't like the appalling fuel consumption. I seem to get more out of it than most reviewers but most of my mileage is M'ways and dual carriageways and I try very hard to drive economically. The DPF seems to double consumption and negates all my hard work. This is one thing they need to fix in their next model - that and and a consistent build quality.
Reliability

3 out of 5

First two years were a catalogue of failures. But all of which fixed under warranty. Since had three years of trouble free motoring.
Performance

5 out of 5

For a big car - handles like a sports saloon. 0-60 in 9.9 seconds - but that is the top of the range engine. I reckon the other engines will be sluggards.
Running Cost

1 out of 5

Yech!

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

2.2

Year of registration

2015

Average annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

35
Review
Really nice to drive. Good miles to the gallon. Faster than most other 4x4. Very quite and comfortable.

Owner Review

3 out of 5

Version

2.2 CDTi 2WD 5dr

Year of registration

2013

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

26
Review
My Antara has been backwards and forwards to Peter Vardy. The electronic handbrake failed, I've had clutch and gearbox problems, the stop/start system sometimes works and sometimes doesn't, and the mpg is quite bad.
Performance
It can get up and go when needed and drives well.
Running Cost
Bad on mpg.

Owner Review

1 out of 5

Year of registration

2012

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

2 - 3 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

29
Review
Would not recommend an Antara or even Vauxhall after this experience. Bought the car as an ex-demo a few months old, seemed OK at first but quickly found fuel consumption terrible even by SUV standards. The climate control is rubbish, car constantly steams up unless ac/demist on all the time, servicing is expensive (apparently because the Antara has so many filters!) but the final straw is that both front suspension struts are leaking (as advised at MOT) after only 34,000 miles and the "lifetime warranty" is not worth the paper, according to Vauxhall this is wear & tear!! (£600 repair bill). We now plan to get rid of it asap and won't touch a Vauxhall again.

Owner Review

1 out of 5

Version

Exclusive

Year of registration

2011

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
The specification of the car is ok, and the ride is fine. The only issue is the lifetime garantee, which is a waste of time as if you have any problems they refer it back to Vauxhall and reject the claim. My advice is to buy any car from Vauxhall, because what it is and what is not under warranty seems unclear.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

Auto SE

Year of registration

2014

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

34
Review
I have read so many negative reviews about this car, so far in my view unfounded. Seats are comfortable, economy as expected from the research I had conducted so was not a surprise. Looks great and doesn't drive badly at all. I bought it is a tow car which it does admirably. So before you dismiss it, give it a go. I have to say the dealership was great as well.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2012

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

30

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year of registration

2012

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

29.4

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2012

Average annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

35

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year of registration

2008

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

27
Review
Car is regularly serviced as to manuf spec

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year of registration

2012

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

20
Review
Car was bought in Aug 2012 therefore no issues.
Running Cost

1 out of 5

very disappointed cost avage Ł90 per week :(

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2012

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

35
Review
No problems at all.
Running Cost

4 out of 5

Fuel consumption could be better, but knew this when buying. Overall value for money excellent.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year of registration

2012

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

21.2
Review
Diesel consumption Vastly different to published Fan keeps kicking in and smell of burning
Running Cost

3 out of 5

Ł35.00 per 135 miles

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2012

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

30
Review
Never failed me yet
Running Cost

4 out of 5

Thirstiest than I thought.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel

Year of registration

2012

Average annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

35.1
Review
So far the car has been reliable and i'm more that happy with it so far.
Running Cost

3 out of 5

Average cost for the type of car, expensive with fuel prices rises daily.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

35

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2012

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

27
Review
Have had an issue with central locking but garage cannot find any faults

Owner Review

1 out of 5

Version

se nav 184 stop/start manual

Year of registration

2013

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

27
Review
great pricing/spec etc but this car is dreadful to drive on a day to day basis.if you have any back problems at all then stay well clear of this vehicle.dealership no help whatsoever either despite the seats now being a known issue,telling point is when even they do not want them back in stock,depreciation is great too,£8 grand in 3 month and that is with £3.5k off the new list price.my advise is look elsewhere,i am even after 3 month of ownership and a massive loss looming.never buy a vauxhall again.
Reliability
only owned for 3 month so cannot really comment
Performance

1 out of 5

nice engine but gearbox awful,you also catch your elbow on centre arm rest when changing gear
Running Cost

1 out of 5

27 mpg and that is careful driving

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

S, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year of registration

2007

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
The antara has not ceased to make my opinion of it the highest of any make/type of car i have had. The intelligent 4x4 which cuts in when the road conditions cause it to lose traction in 2 wheel drive. The level of comfort is ideal for the type of car even on a long journey.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

design, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used
Review
Excellent value for money good build quality inside and out reliable and comfortable all round family hatchback the most reliable car i have ever owned . Thoughll recommended

Owner Review

3 out of 5

Version

e, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2007

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

s, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2008

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
Very good car ,good in snow,great tow car and very comfortable on short or long journeys.But Seems very expensive to service at main dealer.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

2.2 SE CDTI

Year of registration

2013

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

34
Review
Not had this car long, but no issues at all yet, it drives well, its smooth & quiet, the auto gearbox is extremely smooth, the car is comfortable, & roomy, it has all the extra goodies that you practically want in a car. To summarise: Our Antara does what we want it to do, effortlessly, it's easy to drive, easy to park, excels in luggage space, with simple folding rear seats. Sure' we would like s few more MPG, but "hey ho" it's a big car that we all feel safe in. So there's always a compromise. I believe the MPG will get better as the engine loosens up, but with steady driving we can achieve 34-35 MPG Ours is the 184 bhp, so there's plenty of torque for overtaking etc. Having never owned a Vauxhall before, I'd be the first to criticise if we wasn't happy, however' we find ours to be far better than we ever imagined.

Owner Review

1 out of 5

Version

2.2 Exclusiv

Year of registration

2013

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

2 - 3 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

30
Review
The storage is very poor for a large car and the back is high - reducing storage. The basic equipment is disappointing - the mirrors do not fold in, it steams up all the time, there seems to be better equipped cars around, the mph is very poor, there has been a number of recalls. The back axle needed to be replaced. It is the worst car we have had and Vauxhall show no interest in any concerns.

Owner Review

1 out of 5

Version

2.2 SE NAV Automatic

Year of registration

2013

Average annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

17
Review
I collected my car 230 miles from my home town as the dealer I was using was just the best. I have done this a few times because the journey home would always give me a chance to get a feel for the car over the 230 mile trip home. Within 3 months I started to get problems with the car. Electrics mostly & constant failing after fixing. The car was returned to the Manufacturer to investigate & it was with them for 5 weeks. I got the car back in a dirty state & damage to the passenger front seat along with a scratch on the centre console trim. Vauxhall replaced both at a cost of over £1000.00. I got the car back & it failed again for the same reason, CAN bus errors, lost communication to all the dials. Indicators not working, alarm going off, electric mirrors only open one side unless you press the button twice. The car then went back to manufacturer again for another 7 weeks. I was told it was a problem with all the connectors on the car & all the control modules. So they replaced everything & I mean everything. Every dial, display, ECM, relay - the lot, all replaced. I got the car back eventually only for it to fail 3 days later with the same error codes as before. The car is 2 years old and has covered 3500 miles. 1800 miles of this has been acumulated by the dealer & Vauxhall UK. In the first year Vauxhall had the car longer than me, they had covered more miles in the car testing that I had driving it. The front demist is so poor & it takes a very long time to demist the car. Having to use 3 metres of kitchen towel to get the water off the inside of the screen is crazy. When it's below zero the ice is on the inside as well. I still have the car as it's on contract until March 2016 but as soon as I have the chance it's gone. This is the worst car I have ever had in my 30 years as a driver. It's not able to do 500 miles without failing in a huge way. The fuel consumption is nothing like advertised. 17 to 19 mpg at best around town, 45+mpg on cruise. It's nice to drive & has good specification but due to it's many failings I can't say I would buy another one. What I can say is that I definately NOT buy one.
Reliability

1 out of 5

Very Poor. Constant electrical issues that continue to plaque the car.
Performance

2 out of 5

The car drives well but it fails so often you can't really make use of the performance it has.
Running Cost

1 out of 5

17 to 19 mpg is more realistic around town & not the 34 mpg advertised.

Owner Review

1 out of 5

Version

2.2 Diesel Sat Nav Stop & Go

Year of registration

14

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

32
Review
We've been thinking about renewing some vehicles and, looking around, Vauxhall Special Projects said that they had a new one I could borrow for a week to see what I thought and give them some feedback. Not entirely sure they're going to like it: The instructions were to "drive" it, just put it through its paces, obviously this guy has never been in a car with me.... New Antara arrived, brilliant white, all the bells and whistles and just delivery mileage from being driven across the country. My first thought was that it just looked like a standard Vauxhall raised with a foot of plastic covered bodywork added to the bottom, as style goes it was sadly lacking, but surely the interior would be better. The seats were cheap, the electric adjustment clunky, and, as I later found, the back support so "unsupportive" I needed pain killers the next day (to be fair I did damage my back years ago so it's not entirely Vauxhall's fault). In the centre of the dashboard nice and high up, extremely visible, is a display panel. Unfortunately somebody decided that would be the ideal place for a bright orange LCD fuel indicator, which means that the full colour touch screen Sat Nav/Media Centre is tucked so far down you can't possibly see the road if you look at it, which isn't advisable. The Diesel engine has to be one of the noisiest modern units I have ever heard, and boy can you hear it, until the Start/Stop system cuts in, which it does at every single set of lights and junction, which on the positive side means that you can actually hear the Sat Nav then, on the negative it does mean that you have to add a second delay to your pressing on the accelerator until it's running again, otherwise it stalls, restarts itself, stalls again, and then just stops and you have to manually restart the car. The gearbox is a six speed, and apart from that will bring back many memories for the more mature driver, that of sloppy selection and notchy gates last seen on the Triumph Herald, nostalgia points I'm fairly sure they weren't aiming for. For comfort there is a raised centre armrest, just at the right height for you to lay your weary arm as the cruise control eats up the motorway miles, however it's a fixed position rest, not very long, and VERY far back, so unless you're 7'4" and have the drivers seat wayyyyy back (which removes all the leg room for the rear seat passengers) then it's pretty useless. Incorporated into this centre rest though is a set of cup holders, which slide open (thus crushing your cups and spraying hot drink all over the car) to reveal a storage box which tucks right under that fixed arm rest, meaning that unless you have a triple jointed arm (which might be who they designed the arm rest for) you can't get anything that has slid to the back out of it. Looking in the storage area they have hidden the cigarette lighter socket in there, plus the lighter, meaning that you can't fill the storage area with any, well, storage, because if you do and it slides forward (or gets full), you'll push the lighter in and ignite everything in there, yet another safety feature obviously thought up by the same person who put the Sat Nav so far down its almost in the footwell. It does have a USB socket in the storage area, which tries to charge your phone but is VERY low amperage, so instead just leaves it about where it is. It does however connect your phone to the Media Unit (that as you may remember is sat far too low down) and lets you play the music stored on your device. Connectivity is good, pairing your phone is easy, I know this as the delivery driver had sensibly paired his on the way so he could call me to say when he was arriving, this had however downloaded all his contacts to the car which were now stored despite his phone being with him on the way home, I'll definitely be clearing it's memory before I throw it back. As the weather was a bit rough last night (dark, raining, wet leaves etc) I thought I'd give it a go and see how the wonderful 4wd system works, it's a tall vehicle so stability is important. It doesn't like wet leaves, and by that I mean it REALLY doesn't like wet leaves. The car has stability controls, ABS, traction control, obstacle warnings etc etc, and trying to set off, hard, in the rain, on a road covered with wet leaves set every single one of them off (after it had already jolted across the junction because the electronic hand brake hadn't fully released) making the interior light up like an old school disco, ahh the memories. It does have a glove box big enough to fit an iPad in, which would be more useful if there was a USB charging port in there as well, as it won't fit in the centre console, and, even if it did, the socket isn't powerful enough to charge it. In summary, we're probably (read "definitely") not going to be getting any, it's just wrong in every single way that it could be wrong (there's more but after a while it just feels unfair to pick on the car so much). Thank you Vauxhall for the loan, your delivery guys were excellent, although they did have problems with the paperwork as the battery on their tablet went flat, I wonder where he'd tried to charge it ?

Owner Review

2 out of 5

Version

2.2

Year of registration

2012

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

2 - 3 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

26
Review
About February this year I rang the Vauxhall agent we had the car off informing them that the car was making a terrible whistling noise when you accelerate. They told me to take it for a good run and keep it on high revs for half an hour which we did, It made no difference at all. So then we informed them when we took the car in for its two year service they told us they would look into it for us. We went to pick up the car later that day to be told that the car was ok no problem with the turbo but it needed 2 front shock absorbers we had to wait over a month for the call to take the car back in to have the shock absorbers replaced. Once again we told them about the terrible whistling noise, they said once again that they would check it over. When we went to pick up the car they once again told us that the car was perfectly ok and the whistling noise was normal for an Antara that had done over 15,000 miles ours had done 18,000. When we are out in the car people turn and look at us wondering where this awful noise is coming from. To have the windows open is a no no because of the noise. Vauxhall do you think we came off the last banana boat, never heard anything so daft.
Reliability

3 out of 5

Reliable but terribly aggravating.
Performance

2 out of 5

Runs well apart for the terrible noise
Running Cost

4 out of 5

Quite good

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

2.2 Diesel SE Manual

Year of registration

2013

Average annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

34
Review
Got a massive reduction on new some £9k. Have tended to own Fords in the past and this has been a major change. £5k cheaper than the equivalent Kuga. Nice vehicle to drive, very comfortable with loads of gadgets. Not had any issues to date although the regen of the DP filter is happening every 500 miles at present which hammers the average fuel consumption. On the commute run I am getting around 35+ to the gallon but this drops if I do any town driving and if the regen kicks in.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2012

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2012

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

33

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year of registration

2012

Average annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2012

Average annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

34

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2012

Average annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

32
Review
NO PROBLEMS WHATSOEVER
Running Cost

3 out of 5

LOW MPG HIGH SERVICE COSTS

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2012

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

32

Owner Review

2 out of 5

Version

Diesel Automatic 4x4

Year of registration

2012

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

35
Review
I liked this car when I first had it. I have a severe back problem and I have had to add a small cushion to keep a part of my back away from the seat. I have just notice last week a patch of oil type substance on my drive. I called the RAC who found that the dip stick was down on its lowest line. I took it back to my dealership and they tell me it is nothing for this model to use 1 litre of oil per 1,000 miles. Has anyone else had this problem only I have had other Vauxhall's including one. a Vectra 2litre which I gave my son and it did 150,000 and still didn't use oil!!!! Are engines getting worse?

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year of registration

2012

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

24
Review
Good so far
Running Cost

4 out of 5

Not really owned long enough to evaluate

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2012

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

30
Review
Fuse faults which have now been resolved by warranty. New ignition switch.
Running Cost

4 out of 5

No detail kept. Queried happy with performance. U

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2012

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used
Running Cost

4 out of 5

I have not had the car long enough to answer this question with any accuracy.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2012

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

35
Review
No problems yet
Running Cost

3 out of 5

MPG not as good as the manufacturers claims

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2012

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

35
Review
Overall no issues
Running Cost

3 out of 5

Average for type of vehicle

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2012

Average annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

36.4
Running Cost

3 out of 5

Cat regeneration has a massive impact on consumption and operates without warning

Owner Review

3 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2012

Average annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

17
Review
Been in for 3 services in the last two months, each time we are told a reset has been done and within weeks issues arise.
Running Cost

1 out of 5

Trouble with the particle filter means that the fuel efficiency is terrible

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2012

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

35
Review
Only had 1 fault a faulty boot open sensor which was replaced quickly
Running Cost

4 out of 5

Using more diesel than expected

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2012

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used
Review
New car so must assume it's reliable. No problems so far.
Running Cost

3 out of 5

Still getting used to it etc.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year of registration

2012

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

29
Review
not any issues so far
Running Cost

2 out of 5

dissapointed with fuel economy

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2012

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

40
Review
The car drives excellent and has never let me down, on the down side the front windscreen is very difficult to demist in wet and cold weather conditions. It requires the booster/demister to be on almost constantly.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2012

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

30
Review
No problems
Running Cost

2 out of 5

MPG should be better

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

2.00 Diesel

Year of registration

2012

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

27
Review
I find this car comfortable and solid, especially on long trips to the south of France. But the only draw back is the fuel consumption it is very poor we can only get 27 mpg
Reliability

5 out of 5

Good
Performance

4 out of 5

OK
Running Cost

1 out of 5

Poor

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

SE, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
Superb

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

s, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2007

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New
Review
The best car i've ever owned & driven by a long way, so comfortable & praticle, not too big for going to town either

Owner Review

1 out of 5

Version

2.0 CDTI

Year of registration

2007

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

32
Review
My Antara has just over 100k. Engine now beyond economical repair. Really disappointed. Appears that the car is not at all robust. I wouldn't mind if I was a boy racer but am not. I would expect a decent diesel engine to last much longer. 10k to the scrap yard in three years. Don't buy one.

Owner Review

1 out of 5

Version

2.0 CDTI

Year of registration

2008

Average annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

More than 5 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
Junk. Very comfortable drive however between the prop shaft failing... Wiring loom failing, wheel bearings and the final straw... Air-con pump failing it has been one headache after another.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2012

Average annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

38
Review
The day I collected the car the heating system did not work.
Running Cost

3 out of 5

Vauxhall state 42.4 mpg avarage and I am achieving 38 mpg

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

2.2cdti exclusiv 4x4 diesel

Year of registration

2013

Average annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

37
Review
Despite poor reviews I can't find anything to complain about, the car is comfortable, smooth, looks good and is great value for money. Yes the mpg is what it is, in actual fact it gives exactly the same as the Freelander it replaced. This is a big car, it's an SUV so it'll never give the running cost of a small hatchback, I'm really pleased with the car.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2012

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

30

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2012

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

40
Review
No problems from new
Running Cost

4 out of 5

TAKEN PLANNED MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE WITH VAUXHALL DEALER

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year of registration

2012

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

20
Review
I have experienced a couple of faults, one from new where the alarm was going off for no apparent reason and after 1000 miles a knocking noise from under the vehicle appeared
Running Cost

3 out of 5

According to the computer I get between 18 & 24 MPG daily and up to 30 MPG on motorways. The Vauxhall brochure states 34 MPG. I have not had any bills as yet for any repairs. The cost of accessories are reasonable.

Owner Review

3 out of 5

Version

e, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2008

Average annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
Good but the dealerships and warranties are poor

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

s, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2008

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
Its an alround excellent vehicle and is very good in the snow and ice. It is easy to drive and very practical

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

Small Diesel turbo 4x4 Automatic

Year of registration

2012

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

35
Review
At Riga Opel Dealership I traded my Opel TDi 7 seater in on the 2012 Antara. Very reliable, never let us down, Great Dealer can not do more for us. Serviced 2 times very reasonable. No parts required except filters! Has 110,450km and has not missed a beat. Regularly drive to Tallinn Estonia, Helsinki Finland and one trip to Hungary via Lithuania, Poland, Check Republic, Slovenia, came back to Riga through Austria. Kept up with all the traffic on the Super Autobahns, very responsive Diesel and Automatic just set and forget with cruise control. Exceptional road holding with summer tires, but need to be careful on black ice situations with M&S winter tyres. Happy that all systems on the Antara work!! Windows do mist up but I press the the demist button and within 5 sec the windows are clear. I like the iPhone media connection through the sound system- hands free. Sound system is very adequate as well. We like the seats and the adjustable back support, and the high up seating positing. The Nav screen is in the wrong position - too low down on the console. Have new Europe SD card for the nav, but it is hopelessly out of sink with new roads, quiet dangerous - can not rely on the maps in any shape or form. Used the i-Phone Google maps as a back up. Don't leave home with out the app. Phone charging system through USB is too slow. Cigarette lighter point is faster but these points are very inaccessible at the bottom of the centre console? I think we will get a good run out of the car, and if not, parts are cheep and readily available, fitted a tow hitch with wiring for 210.00 euros! Great SUV to drive, I would buy another one.
Reliability

5 out of 5

very reliable so far, trouble free motoring. Parts available and cheep.
Performance

5 out of 5

Very surprising lively performance, (turbo) not too many pass me on the highways.
Running Cost

5 out of 5

Happy with running on small turbo diesel, and sometimes I use the economy button next to the Auto shifter.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

2.2 Cdti Auto 4x4

Year of registration

2013

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

28
Review
A solid, comfortable and safe car. Performance fast and reliable. Overall comfort inside is very good in class. Great looks and mainly quiet. Good fun off road with 4x4. Very happy overall with the car. Only negatives when the DPF came on (more often then expected) and the MPG on average 28.
Reliability

5 out of 5

Since I have picked up the car, we have had zero reliability problems. Started and drove perfectly in hot whether and ice and snow.
Performance

5 out of 5

Excellent Performance, power when needed and fine all day cruising on journeys.
Running Cost

3 out of 5

For the size of vehicle and mainly the weight we did not expect high mpg, but 28 was a tad low.

Owner Review

3 out of 5

Version

2.2 automatic

Year of registration

2015

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

30
Review
Vauxhall gave me this brand new antara for 3 days to evaluate whether it was a good company car for me. The first day was spent just local town driving, it managed 18 to the gallon. Over the weekend we have been to the coast and from there up to Newcastle and back covering a total of about 400 miles, overall consumption on the run was 33, even doing a steady 60 mph on the motorway for 60 miles didn't get any better. For a new car this is ridiculous, it drives effortlessly has plenty of power when you need it, seats are a little too firm but it's the fuel consumption that's the main problem Vauxhall need to invest a new generation engine to make this a viable car to run.
Reliability
N/a
Performance
Exceptional performance
Running Cost

1 out of 5

Mpg horrendous

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

2.2cdti Exclusiv

Year of registration

2012

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

40
Review
Purchased the vehicle from a Vauxhall dealership as a used 12 plate. Got to say I think its a great car. Plenty of power, good ride, quiet engine and looks great. The exclusiv model comes with part leather upholstery, privacy glass, heated seats to name just a few - if you looked at other SUVs you would pay a packet more to have these extras. A good drive. Its a big car, so you are not going to get 50-60mpg - but I am getting 30-42mpg on average and sometimes a little more. Plenty of space both back and front and feels a solid car to drive. Opted for front wheel drive as I know the four wheel drive and automatic models are not so good on mpg. You get alot for your money - and its a strong contender in my view versus competitors which would cost you a lot more - and where you would not get the extra bits in the entry models. Don't dismiss it, one of the best cars I had.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

2.2 CDTI 184SE NAV 4X4 AUTO

Year of registration

2013

Average annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

32
Review
Had this vehicle almost two years now, 4 wheel drive works well in mud and ice. Automatic gearbox works well too. Very heavy vehicle, so ok with about 32mpg around the place and up to 44mpg cruising motorway. One and only gripe is that the satnav/entertainment screen is too low down!
Reliability

5 out of 5

Absolutely no problems so far.
Performance

5 out of 5

Excellent.
Running Cost

4 out of 5

Very heavy car, so didn't expect 70mpg.

Owner Review

1 out of 5

Version

SE NAV 2.2CDTi

Year of registration

2012

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

28
Review
Absolute rubbish just about sums up the car, the dealers and Vauxhall customer service, if indeed there is such a thing. It was brand new when I bought it but continually broke down leaving my family and I stranded in some very dangerous places. Notably a dual carriageway with no hard shoulder doing 30mph in limp home mode while towing a caravan with HGVs thundering past. Scary isn't the word! It was dreadful to drive even when it was working, the clutch was awful and the gearbox even worse, I have a 1959 Land Rover with a better one that I crunch less often. It had new suspension all round at one year old. The climate control most definitely does not control the climate, the car steams up all the time. The dealers all read from the same script where they say they're all like that, they all do that or they do that sometimes, the later the words of my dealer after the wiring connector fell off the engine injector...AGAIN! The power steering failed because there was no fluid in the reservoir, a month after its first service. There was no leak anywhere so where did the fluid go? Seems it was part-empty when it was built, so it wasn't checked as part of the PDI at the dealers or the first service! No-one was bothered and no apology was forthcoming! The Sat-nav was at least three years out of date when I took delivery, Vauxhall wanted £120 for an updated SD card even though it being out of date wasn't my fault. The list of complaints about my car is virtually endless. My advice, don't buy one if you value reliability and as for the lifetime warranty, not worth the paper it's written on when the dealer lies about the cause of the malfunction. I'll never buy another Vauxhall, the dealers couldn't care less and nor could customer services. I had mine for 18 months, enough was enough, I had to get rid of it. That car cost me a great deal of money to buy and then to replace, money I will never see again. Wouldn't it be nice if Vauxhall would man up and admit the car was rubbish and their customer services failed me, and they offer to reimburse what it cost me to replace it? Hell will freeze over before they even admit the car was rubbish, let alone pay me any money. They can't even say sorry!
Reliability

1 out of 5

Terrible reliability.
Performance

3 out of 5

The 184bhp engine was quite nippy.
Running Cost

1 out of 5

Terrible MPG, averaging just 28.8mpg and that isn't city driving and it was stop/start with a manual gearbox. Dread to think what the auto does!

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2012

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

30.07
Review
IT IS OK NOW BUT WE HAD A FEW ISSUES WHEN WE GOT IT I/E WINDOW MOTORS BURNT OUT IN 3 DAYS AND THE WARNING LIGHTS WERE ON AND OFF MOST DAYS
Running Cost

3 out of 5

IT IS A BIT THIRSTY

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2012

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

28
Review
Mpg figures and diesel filter cleaning
Running Cost

3 out of 5

Mpg not as stated

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2012

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

41

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2012

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

32
Review
No problems very good

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2012

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

28
Review
very good
Running Cost

3 out of 5

more than expected

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year of registration

2012

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

35
Review
Very reliable, no problems squeaks or annoying rattles.
Running Cost

3 out of 5

Ł77 fill up completes about 450 miles not the best fuel consumption but ride and features more than make up and offset the fuel cost

Owner Review