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Launched in 2013, the Vauxhall Adam is a compact three-door city car with a contemporary look. There’s a wide variety of choices available if you’re looking for a used Vauxhall Adam. A great car for driving around cities and towns, it is compact, nimble and an easy drive. Named after the company’s founder, Adam Opel, the car sets itself apart from the crowd through its distinctive looks and colour options available.

The Vauxhall Adam rivals other city cars on the market, such as the Fiat 500, the MINI Hatchback and the Toyota Aygo. Compared to its rivals which focus on a retro design, the Vauxhall Adam brings a more contemporary and modern aesthetic to the small car market.

The Vauxhall Adam has substance as well as style. You can find a used Vauxhall Adam available with a range of petrol engines, allowing you to choose the right performance and fuel economy for your needs. There is also a range of trims to choose from, which each offer unique additions and subtle design changes to the car. The punchily titled Jam, Glam, Slam, Rocksand Adam S trims are all available. For those looking to make their Vauxhall Adam look a little tougher, the Rocks trim modifies the bodywork to make it look more like a crossover and lifts the car up to provide extra clearance and ride height.

Practicality and style of the car

As a small city car, a used Vauxhall Adam comes with a compact boot space of 170 litres, which expands to 484 litres if you fold the rear seats down. While the boot space is smaller than its rivals, it is perfectly practical for those who find themselves frequently nipping about town, going to the shops or picking up the kids from school. The Adam is also perfect if you have little ones, thanks to its ISOFIX mounts on the rear seats.

There is decent legroom for both the driver and the front passenger. Drivers can also easily adjust their driving position by adjusting the seat and steering column, allowing for a more comfortable driving position. Although the Vauxhall Adam is compact, two adults could sit in the rear seats for shorter journeys.

Running costs

The Vauxhall Adam falls into an affordable insurance group, ranging between 2 to 15. With the higher-spec trims, such as the Adam S, being in group 15. Similarly, road tax is also affordable, ranging between £30 to £180. All this makes a used Vauxhall Adam cheaper to run than its rivals, such as the MINI Hatchback which has a road tax of up to £240 and falls into insurance groups 11 to 33.

How a used Vauxhall Adam drives

A Vauxhall Adam comes with several petrol engines to choose from, available in either manual or automatic transmission. Whichever you opt for, you’ll enjoy an agile drive thanks to the Adam’s light kerb weight and easy steering.

The 69bhp 1.2-litre petrol engine is exclusive to the Energised trim and can achieve 50.4–57.6mpg. The 1.4-litre 89bhp petrol engine offers a good amount of torque for city driving. There is also a slightly more powerful 99bhp version of the 1.4-litre petrol engine which takes 11.5 seconds to reach 0-62mph in comparison to 12.5 seconds for the 89bhp version.

For those looking for a punchier engine, the 1.0-litre three-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine is available in older Vauxhall Adams produced before 2019. This engine can provide up to 113bhp, which gives you enough power to overtake quickly and achieves up to 56.5–60.1mpg.

For a sportier ride and feel, choose the Adam S trim which comes with a 148bhp turbocharged 1.4-litre petrol engine. This engine can hit 0-62mph in 10 seconds, making it the fastest engine that Vauxhall has to offer with this model and is also available in automatic transmission.

Engines and Official MPG

For more information about the performance and fuel efficiency of each engine, please refer to the table below.

2013 - 2019

Engine Official NEDC MPG Official WLTP MPG
1.0T 115 56.5–60.1 mpg -
1.2 70 50.4–57.6 mpg 44.8 mpg
1.4 100 48.7–56.5 mpg -
1.4 87 48.7–56.5 mpg -
1.4 87 Automatic 56.4–56.5 mpg -
1.4T 150 44.1–47.9 mpg -

Features you can expect in a Vauxhall Adam

The Vauxhall Adam may have an affordable price tag, but the cabin styling has an upmarket feel that perfectly complements the Adam’s stylish and contemporary exterior.


High-quality materials feature throughout the cabin, including soft leather on the three-spoked steering wheel, which comes as standard. These quality materials also help to insulate the cabin from road noise and ensure a quiet and pleasant ride. There are plenty of convenient storage spaces in the front and the rear, such as cup holders and door bins, providing handy spaces to keep the compact cabin neat and clutter-free.


Depending on the trim of the used Vauxhall Adam, the car can feature a host of technology such as climate control, a DAB radio and USB/AUX connectivity all located conveniently on the dashboard. Higher trim levels can include a panoramic sunroof that makes the cabin feel spacious and bright, a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system integrated with Vauxhall’s IntelliLink, which can connect to Apple CarPlay and Android Auto to access your smartphone’s music and contacts for hands-free calling. Alternatively, you can connect your phone to IntelliLink via Bluetooth for wireless connectivity.

Parking with a Vauxhall Adam is particularly practical, especially in urban settings. The electrical power steering system helps to make tricky manoeuvres much easier. Put the car into the dedicated city mode and parking becomes even easier, with feather-light steering allowing you to neatly glide into spaces that other cars would struggle to fit in. On higher trim levels you’ll also find features such as the Advanced Park Assist II, which can be engaged to automatically park the car with only some mild assistance from the driver.


Safety features can include six airbags, stability control to prevent skidding and hill hold assistance to make hill starts easier and safer. The Vauxhall Adam was awarded four stars by Euro NCAP. The model scored well on occupant safety tests, achieving 87% for adult protection and 72% for child protection.

Trims available on the Vauxhall Adam

Vauxhall Adam Jam

This is the entry-level trim and offers features such as air conditioning, Bluetooth connectivity, CD player with a USB socket so you can connect your smartphone - all of these can be controlled via the stereo controls on the steering wheel. The Jam trim also adds cruise control, an anti-lock braking system which can help you to restore control in emergencies and Vauxhall’s Hill Start Assist which helps with hill starts by keeping you in place until you are ready to accelerate.

Vauxhall Adam Glam

The Glam trim adds a fixed panoramic sunroof to brighten up the interior and a host of cosmetic changes such as body-coloured handles and chrome trim. This trim also comes with climate control and a DAB radio with a six-speaker surround sound system so you can enjoy better sound quality when driving.

Vauxhall Adam Slam

Coming with a host of extra features, the Slam trim can come with tinted rear windows and Wi-Fi hotspot technology so you can keep connected to the internet on the go. The Slam trim can also add sports suspension and 17-inch alloy wheels to provide a smoother ride and more grip on the road.

Vauxhall Adam Energised

The Energised trim builds off the Slam trim by adding extra features including part-leather seats, Vauxhall’s IntelliLink infotainment system and sports pedals to give you more grip and control on the accelerator, brake and clutch pedal. This trim also comes with a host of style changes such as a black roof and exterior detailing. It’s worth noting that the 69bhp 1.2-litre petrol comes exclusively with this trim.

Vauxhall Adam Rocks

The Rocks trim gives the vehicle more ground clearance, adapting the vehicle to a crossover-style design that makes parking easier by avoiding pavement curbs. This trim also upgraded the interior seats to Moroccan leather for extra comfort.

Vauxhall Adam S

The sport-focused trim of a Vauxhall Adam comes with 18-inch alloy wheel and a unique body kit on all sides. The Adam S trim also features the 1.4-litre turbocharged petrol engine that it comes with, pairing nicely with more powerful brakes and a sportier suspension set-up to provide better handling.

The Vauxhall Adam is a three-door hatchback with the Adam Rocks Air offering greater ground clearance and a SUV-style trim.

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Frequently asked questions

Q. How much does a used Vauxhall Adam cost?

A. We have 26 used Vauxhall Adam cars in stock ranging from £5998 to £10,498.

Q. How many MPG does the Vauxhall Adam get?

A. The Vauxhall Adam MPG varies from 44 mpg to 53 mpg.

Q. How much is car tax for a used Vauxhall Adam?

A. The Vauxhall Adam car tax ranges from £160 to £190 per year for the models in stock.

Q. What is the average mileage on a used Vauxhall Adam?

A. The average mileage on a used Vauxhall Adam in stock is 35398 miles.

Q. Which transmission options are available with the Vauxhall Adam?

A. Currently in stock, the Vauxhall Adam is available in Manual.

Q. What different fuel types are available for the Vauxhall Adam?

A. Of the Vauxhall Adam used cars in stock, they are available in the following fuel types: Petrol.

Q. What are the most popular engine sizes in the Vauxhall Adam?

A. The most popular engine sizes in the Vauxhall Adam we have in stock are 1.2 litres, 1.4 litres.

Q. What are the most popular colours in the Vauxhall Adam range?

A. The Vauxhall Adam is available in various colours. The most popular we have in stock are Blue, White, Black

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Deposit £249
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Cash Price £5998
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* MPG figures are obtained in laboratory testing and intended for comparisons between vehicles. Please be aware they’re not intended to represent real world efficiency.