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2012 (62) Vauxhall Antara 2.2 CDTi Exclusiv 5dr [2WD] [Start Stop]

Kirkcaldy Kia

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Standard specification

Driver Convenience

Audible lights on warningPAS
Service interval indicator 

Entertainment

7 speakersAuxiliary socket for external device
CD30 radio/CD + MP3 playerSteering wheel mounted audio controls

Exterior Features

2 speed wipers+intermittent wipeBody colour door handles
Body colour door mirrorsBody coloured bumpers
Chrome window surroundDark tinted rear glass
Door to door illuminationElectric front/rear windows
Electrically adjustable and heated door mirrorsFront fog lights
Laminated windscreenRear wiper
Silver roof rails 

Interior Features

3 spoke leather covered steering wheel60/40 split folding rear seat
Air conditioningAlloy door sill covers
Colour-keyed fleece velour carpetsDriver seat height adjust
Fade up/down courtesy lightFlex cargo rail system
Front and rear cupholdersFront armrest with storage bin
Front ashtray and cigar lighterFront door pockets
Front map reading lightsFront passenger underseat storage tray
Front seatback pocketsHeated front seats
Height adjustable front/rear head restraintsIsofix child seat attachment
Leather gear knobLidded glovebox
Luggage compartment carpetLuggage compartment lighting
Lumbar supportPollen filter
Rake/reach adjustable steering wheelRear armrest
Rear heater ductRear reading lights
Retractable luggage coverVicker cloth/morrocana leather upholstery

Safety

3 point rear seatbelts x3ABS
CBC - (Cornering brake control)Child proof door locks
Descent control systemDriver/Front Passenger airbags
EBD + Brake AssistElectronic parking brake
ESPFront and rear curtain airbags
Front and rear outer seat belt pre-tensionersFront passenger airbag deactivation
Front seat side impact airbagsHill start assist
Seatbelt reminders for driver and front passengerTrailer Stability Programme

Security

ImmobiliserLocking wheel nuts
Remote central deadlockingRemote ultrasonic alarm system

Technical

Auto self levelling rear suspensionDiesel particulate filter

Trim

Midnight black trim inserts 

Wheels

17" alloy wheelsEmergency tyre inflation kit
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Technical specification

Emissions

CO2 (g/km)160Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 5

Engine and Drive Train

CamshaftSOHCCatalytic ConvertorTrue
CC2231Compression Ratio16.3:1
Cylinder LayoutIN-LINECylinders4
Cylinders - Bore (mm)86Cylinders - Stroke (mm)96
Engine LayoutFRONT TRANSVERSEFuel DeliveryCOMMON RAIL
Gears6 SPEEDNumber of Valves16
TransmissionMANUAL 

Fuel Consumption

EC Combined (mpg)46.3EC Directive 1999/100/EC AppliesTrue
EC Extra Urban (mpg)54.3EC Urban (mpg)37.7

General

Badge Engine CC2.2Badge Power163
Coin DescriptionCDTi [2WD] [Start Stop]Coin SeriesExclusiv
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0725EManufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years6
Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years1Service Interval Frequency - Months12
Service Interval Mileage20000Vehicle Homologation ClassM1

Performance

0 to 62 mph (secs)9.9Engine Power - BHP163
Engine Power - KW120Engine Power - PSTrue
Engine Power - RPM3800Engine Torque - LBS.FT258
Engine Torque - MKG35.7Engine Torque - NM350
Engine Torque - RPM2000Top Speed117

Tyres

Alloys?TrueTyre Size Front235/65 R17
Tyre Size Rear235/65 R17Tyre Size SpareTYRE REPAIR KIT
Wheel Type17" ALLOY 

Vehicle Dimensions

Height (including roof rails)1761Length4596
Wheelbase2707Width1850
Width (including mirrors)2085 

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)65Gross Vehicle Weight2270
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)1420Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)420
Max. Loading Weight449Max. Roof Load100
Max. Towing Weight - Braked2000Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked750
Minimum Kerbweight1821No. of Seats5
Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb11.87
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Independent review

Review courtesy of Car and Driving

Vauxhall Antara CDTi

The Antara is the Vauxhall that most forgot. But the revised version deserves a bigger audience, especially with the right engine and front-wheel drive as Jonathan Crouch discovers.

Ten Second Review

Tell most people you drive a Vauxhall Antara and you'll be greeted with blank looks. But what Vauxhall's 4x4 lacks in brand recognition it makes up for in raw ability. Sized midway between a compact and a family 4x4, it offers strong value for money, a fine engine and solid build quality.

Background

Vauxhall expected great things of its Antara. First shown at the 2006 Paris Show, it was effectively a rebadged Chevrolet Captiva, itself a rebadged Daewoo Winstorm. This third-hand model may not have been thoroughly imbued with Vauxhall DNA, coming as it did straight out of not Luton but GM-Daewoo's Bupyeong-gu plant in Incheon, Korea. Perhaps this explains Vauxhall's rather half-hearted marketing effort. Certainly the Chevrolet Captiva seems to have sold more units in the UK. All this back story merely serves to explain why such a decent car has been so criminally undersold. Make no mistake, the Antara is no spiritual successor to the awful Frontera, yet could only muster a fraction of the Frontera's sales at a time when the SUV market was booming. Fast forward to today and we have a more sluggish sales arena that Vauxhall is attempting to inject a little life into with its facelifted and improved Antara. Maybe the second time's a charm.

Driving Experience

The Achilles heel of the old Antara was a rather asthmatic and coarse 2.0-litre diesel engine. Thankfully that has been yanked and junked in favour of a wholly more satisfactory 2.2-litre lump. Power goes up from 148bhp to a more robust 163bhp in this entry-level model - supported by a meaty 258lb ft of torque - while the range-topping all-wheel-drive model gets a 183bhp version of the engine. As well as better performance, this fully Euro-5 compliant engine line-up offers significantly reduced fuel consumption and emissions. Both engine variants come with variable camshaft phasing, optimising torque and performance as well as reducing fuel consumption and emissions. In the case of this lower-powered, two-wheel drive model, that means 0-62mph in 9.9s, a combined consumption of 44.8mpg and 167 g/km of CO2. The Antara was never a star performer off road and neither is the latest car. The chassis gets revised spring and damper settings which help the on-road ability significantly but ground clearance remains an issue if you're to subject the vehicle to anything much more arduous than a rutted track. The adaptive four-wheel drive system switches automatically between two and four-wheel drive as conditions demand. In normal driving, only the front wheels are driven, saving fuel, but in slippery conditions four-wheel drive is employed, switching drive to both front and rear wheels for improved traction.

Design and Build

The biggest styling change to the latest Antara is its revised grille. I'm not altogether sold on the way that it makes the car look narrower and taller than before but the rear end now looks extremely sharp, with a central crease running vertically up the middle and chunky light clusters defining the Vauxhall's hips. These big lights have the unfortunate effect of narrowing the loading aperture at the back, but what price good looks? Underbody bash plates at the front and rear of the car appear to be more cosmetic than anything else. A five-seater, the Antara features seats that fold flat to the floor and room for a decent amount of luggage when the rear seats are in place. The interior is, rather unsurprisingly, not particularly Vauxhall in its design language but gets a revised centre console with extra storage and better quality materials, in addition to improved instrument graphics and interior lighting. Build quality is solid enough and owners of first generation Antara models have reported decent satisfaction scores in reliability surveys.

Market and Model

The 162bhp Antara variant is offered in front-wheel drive with a six-speed manual transmission only or there's all-wheel drive mated to either a manual or six-speed auto gearbox. The 184bhp model also offers a choice of manual or automatic transmissions, and comes with all-wheel drive as standard. All transmissions have been revised to improve efficiency. Equipment levels are decent, even for the entry-level Exclusiv model, while the SE variant can be identified by its 19-inch alloy wheels and chrome bezels on the front foglights. With prices starting at less than £20,000, the Antara represents a heck of a lot of metal for your money in a market where you'd need more than £2,000 more to buy just 129bhp worth of diesel Suzuki Grand Vitara. Suddenly Vauxhall looks as if it could have a real contender on its hands. It just needs some promotion.

Cost of Ownership

Fail to adequately market a car and the inevitable consequence is low brand recognition and therefore high depreciation. The original Antara was a case in point. On paper, there was no reason why it should depreciate heavily but after three years, the entry-level diesel Antara model would be worth 33 per cent of its new value whereas an equivalent Honda CR-V would cling on to 46 per cent of its original sticker price. This time round, Vauxhall has helped reduce the sting of depreciation by reducing upfront prices, offering a stronger all-round product and offering a far better warranty. With improved fuel economy and lower emissions, the pence per mile costs of this generation Antara have been hammered yet further down.

Summary

The latest Vauxhall Antara hasn't actually changed the formula that much from its rather unsuccessful predecessor. That in itself might sound a damning appraisal were it not for the fact that the old Antara wasn't at all bad, merely underrated and under-promoted. This latest model offers a lot more power as well as improved efficiency and lower prices, so it has tightened up in all the key areas that count and looks especially potent value in the 163bhp model guise. Better equipment provision and revised styling may also prove attractive to potential customers but in order to get bums on seats, Vauxhall needs to not only let people know that this vehicle exists, but it must also be able to do that while convincing them not to choose its sister vehicle, the Chevrolet Captiva. With the improvements already in hand, the latter task may be easier than the former. Offering a lot of car for not a lot of money is always a good start but the Antara features quality as well as quantity. It's not a macho off-roader but if you need space for a family of five with all-weather capability, the big-hearted Vauxhall takes a lot of beating - at this price at any rate.

Performance
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Handling
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Comfort
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Space
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Styling
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Build
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Value
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Equipment
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Economy
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Depreciation
70%
Insurance
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