Used Vauxhall Frontera 4x4 1998 - 2004 review

Category: Large SUV

Section: What is it like?

Vauxhall Frontera 4x4 (98 - 04)
  • Vauxhall Frontera 4x4 (98 - 04)
  • Vauxhall Frontera 4x4 (98 - 04)

What's the used Vauxhall Frontera 4x4 like?

Even when this version of the Frontera was launched, it felt outdated. Land Rover had recently launched the Freelander, What Car?'s Car of the Year that year, and it had moved the goalposts in this class.

On-road, the Frontera's ride is choppy at all speeds, the gearchange is awkward and its refinement leaves a lot to be desired. The only consolation is that, off-road, it regains some of the ground it lost to the Freelander - it's a better choice than a Toyota RAV4 or Honda CR-V if you head away from the Tarmac regularly. But, overall, a Freelander has a much better blend of abilities.