Vauxhall’s answer to the Mini, Audi A1 and DS 3 may have the looks but ultimately falls short on the driving experience
Small, smart and packed with fun.
The Vauxhall Adam has 30,000 style combinations to choose from. Despite its diminutive size it still offers a decent level of spec and practicality in terms of storage space.
Prices are reasonable with the infotainment working out to be similarly priced to a decent, off the shelf, sat nav, and the App for navigation is invitingly priced as well. Rake and reach steering wheel, and driver’s seat adjustment enable you to have a comfortable driving position.
The light steering is perfect for darting around town but out on the open road the Adam is firm, bouncing on uneven road surfaces. The engine needs to be worked hard and there is very little feedback through the steering. Fuel economy is about average (not as good as a DS 3).
The boot opens with a very high load lip and there is not much space. The back seats are very small with a lack of headroom.
But, being a ‘trendy’ supermini, it is less about practicality and more about personal style.
Stylish looks, perky 1.0-litre turbo engine, lots of personalisation options