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For The Vauxhall Agila is a small car that's surprisingly practical and has real personality. The cabin is spacious and well laid out, the car's good to drive, and there's a lifetime warranty.

Against Looks pricey against the near-identical Suzuki Splash and some of the plastics inside look cheap. Some rivals are better equipped for the money.

Vauxhall Agila Hatchback
22 5stars

The Vauxhall Agila is a practical and fun supermini, but there are cheaper and better-equipped rivals.

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There are 9 Vauxhall Agila versions available

Hatchback 1.0i 12v ecoFLEX Expression 5dr £8,695
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.0i 12v ecoFLEX S 5dr £10,635
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.0i 12v ecoFLEX S AC 5dr £11,145
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.2i 16v VVT ecoFLEX S 5dr £11,305
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.2i 16v VVT ecoFLEX S AC 5dr £11,815
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.2i 16v VVT ecoFLEX SE AC 5dr £12,325
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.2i 16v VVT S auto 5dr £12,530
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.2i 16v VVT S AC auto 5dr £13,040
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.2i 16v VVT SE AC auto 5dr £13,555
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5

Buyer's notes

Target Price team says:

The Vauxhall Agila shares all but its badges and some detail parts with the Suzuki Splash, so the Vauxhall has the same practical and surprisingly versatile cabin.

Out back, the boot is not massive, but it has more room than you would credit in a car that's less than four metres in length. The rear seats also split and fold to create more load space, so the Agila lives up to its brief as a mini-MPV.

A simple, stylish dash compliments the Agila's crisp styling, but we find the amount of standard equipment a touch too Spartan for our tastes.

The Agila is also more expensive than equivalent Suzuki models, so it's not as cheap to run, either.

However, all Agilas are fun to drive, ride well and offer decent refinement.

1.0- and 1.2-litre petrol engines power the Agila, and the smaller unit emits less than 120g/km CO2 emissions. On cost grounds, the same engine is our favourite of the two.

Reader test team says:

Vauxhall Agila Hatchback 1.2i 16v VVT ecoFLEX SE AC 5dr

I own the Vauxhall Agila 1.2 SE. I have owned this car roughly six months. I upgraded from a Vauxhall Corsa as I needed more space and a bigger…

Gareth Samuel

4 out of 5 stars

Vauxhall Agila Hatchback 1.0i 12v Club AC 5dr

I wanted a runabout - first car S Type Jaguar. I tried all the small cars on offer and stumbled across the Agila at a Vauxhall dealer. My immediate…

Timothy Boulding

3 out of 5 stars

Vauxhall Agila Hatchback 1.0i 12v Club 5dr

Like Nicola (two reviews up) I was given one of these as a 'courtesy' car; never was courtesy so misused. 1)The suspension is appalling, managing to…

Matthew Grime

1 out of 5 stars

Vauxhall Agila Hatchback 1.2i 16v Club AC 5dr

I had this car as a courtesy car whilst my Golf was in the bodyshop and I have to say it was a huge let down and I'm surprised that it made it passed…

Nicola Morgan

2 out of 5 stars
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