Vauxhall was born as the UK arm of one of the world's largest companies: General Motors. It was bought by Peugeot in 2017.
If there's one thing that defines Vauxhall, it's the word 'mainstream' – few other brands are so relentless in their pursuit of making products appealing to the broadest possible range of consumers. For Vauxhall, that means ticking all the boxes that appeal to family car buyers.
Vauxhall has traditionally gone head to head with Ford in the charge to lead the sales charts in the UK.
As well as conventional models that define their classes – such as the Corsa small car, Astra medium-sized car and larger Insignia – Vauxhall offers a range of more 'niche' models designed to compete in the modern market.
The Adam provides a strong range of personalisation options for city car buyers, for instance, while the Mokka, Crossland X and Grandland X take on the challenges of the crossover SUV 4x4 market.
Vauxhall cars are reliable – or so the company's reputation would have you believe. But does the reality live up to the expectation?
Every year, we run an annual car survey where tens of thousands of people tell us about their current car and how reliable it is. Based on feedback from current Vauxhall owners, we have reliability data for new cars aged up to three years old, and also cars aged between three and eight years old.
Vauxhall car reliability
Ratings and review
The law of supply and demand means that the popularity of most Vauxhall models puts them at a disadvantage when it comes to holding their value. You need to factor this loss of value into overall lifetime running costs.
However, if you're after a second-hand Vauxhall, this heavy loss of value does result in some very good deals.
For full MPV practicality, the offers great space and adaptability. The is a popular choice in the compact crossover market. It's been joined by the (pictured above) and the brand's largest SUV, the .