Review: Vauxhall Antara (2007 – 2015)

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Vauxhall version of the Chevrolet Captiva. Reasonably good looking. Improved for 2011 model year.

Neither the ride quality nor the handling are particularly good. Five seats only. If you want seven seats you have to go for a Chevrolet Captiva.

Recently Added To This Review

8 February 2019

Report of still gearchange from 2nd, 4th and 6th gear on a 2 2cdti 4x4 Vauxhall Antara. Read more

5 January 2019

Report that 2012 Vauxhall Antara 2.2TD automatic bought used in August with 40k miles turned out to be a lot of trouble. Within a week had a gearbox issue when for a moment on the motorway whilst in... Read more

7 November 2018

Report of code P200A showing on diagnostics reader when applied to a Vauxhall Antara 2.2 diesel. Vauxhall dealer says never come across it before. Dealership proposes ordering a new manifold (£1,100)... Read more

Vauxhall Antara (2007 – 2015): At A Glance

Five-seat GM SUV first shown at September 2005 Frankfurt show as a 4x4 coupe and based on Chevrolet S3X 7-seat concept. Same thing as Chevrolet Captiva 'Theta' 4x4 drivetrain. Built in South Korea. Italian VM diesel engines.

Road Test (almost identical) Chevrolet Captiva 2007

What does a Vauxhall Antara (2007 – 2015) cost?

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Real MPG average for a Vauxhall Antara (2007 – 2015)

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Average performance

75%

Real MPG

19–41 mpg

MPGs submitted

186

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Can worn tyres put enough pressure on the transfer box to crack the casing?

The transfer box on my 2013 Vauxhall Antara requires replaced as the bearing exploded and cracked open the casing. The garage have informed me that although all my tyres are well above the legal limit, and it had passed its MOT only 3 weeks ago, that one of the tyres has more wear on it and this can put pressure on the transfer box. I also have lifetime warranty or 100,000 miles but they are saying I cannot claim against this and have to pay £4100 for a new one. Is this all true?
That is correct information. The disparity in tyre size has wrecked your transmission.
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