This is no roomy hatchback, so Vauxhall Adam practicality is immediately limited. With just two adults in the car there is plenty of head- and legroom for them, but sit two more people in the back and they will find the rear space very cramped. The load space is small with the rear seats in place but it will swallow a couple of soft bags for a weekend away. The door pockets are of a decent size and will hold a 500ml bottle of water while there are enough cubbies for nik-naks and loose change. The Vauxhall Adam's electrical power steering system also benefits from a dedicated City mode. At the flick of a switch the steering becomes feather-light making the Adam incredibly easy to park in tight, crowded town centres.This car will appeal to city drivers and, given the chance of numerous urban prangs, buyers will want the Vauxhall Adam's safety levels to be good. Standard kit includes an electronic stability system featuring Hill-Start Assist (HAS) and cruise control with a speed limiter. There's also a comprehensive airbag system comprising of two front, a pair of thorax and pelvis side 'bags and a couple of curtain airbags. The Adam also has Advanced Park Assist II as an optional feature. Drivers engage the system with a button on the dashboard and it tells them when they reach a parking space large enough to accommodate the car. The system then automatically steers them into the parking space, with the driver only needing to control the brake, clutch and gears. As is par for the course with city cars, the Adam achieved a four-star crash test rating when sampled by the experts at Euro NCAP back in 2013.The interior of the Vauxhall Adam is a pleasant place. Stick to the less gaudy trims (unlike the car pictured below) and the car is easy to live with – there are no garish colours or in-your-face graphics as standard. It borrows much of its switchgear from the larger Corsa and Astra, and this is no bad thing. All the controls are all easily accessed and relatively intuitive while a good driving position is easy to find. It falls short of an Audi A1 or MINI Hatch in terms of outright quality, but it's noticeably better than a Fiat 500, with squidgier plastics and a greater feeling of robustness.Vauxhall Adam comfort levels are not as good as those found in the Audi A1 or MINI Hatch. The cabin is especially well-insulated and the ambience is ruined by the amount of tyre noise. Up front there is plenty of space and both driver and front passenger seats are well bolstered with decent side supports. If you or your front seat passenger is six foot plus then adults sitting in the rear will be cramped. The seating arrangement is more of a 2+2 rather than a conventional four-seater. Note there's no central rear seatbelt. Adams fitted with 17- and 18-inch wheels also receive stiffer Sports suspension, which mars the ride quality making the little Vauxhall feel frustratingly unsettled and bouncy. Check our website for more stock. Friendly and approachable sales team, check out our reviews.
- Type Manual
- Body type Hatchback
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