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.
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The Vauxhall Agila is a practical and fun supermini, to be sure, but there are cheaper and better-equipped rivals.
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There are 9 Vauxhall Agila versions available
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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:
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