Vauxhall Combo Cargo 4x4 review

Category: Small Van

Section: Costs & verdict

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Costs & verdict

Everyday costs, plus how reliable and safe it is

An obvious drawback to the Vauxhall Combo Cargo 4x4 is its price, which approaches that of many a more capable and well-equipped pick-up truck. That said, it fulfils a different role to a pick-up, and businesses that buy this van will probably also have 4x4s on call as well. For a sole trader, though, it is an expensive option.

Like the standard city van, the Combo Cargo 4x4 has a range of safety equipment, including ESP, driver’s airbag, hill-start assist and hill-descent control. However, it’s a shame that Vauxhall’s Safety Pack is not available because it means the Combo Cargo 4x4 does without lane-keeping assistance, automatic emergency braking and forward-collision alert.

Another downside is that you will have to service the Combo Cargo 4x4 van more regularly than the standard van because of its transfer case and rear axle. Service intervals are 16,000 miles or every two years. The van also has three-year/60,000-mile warranty.

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Overview

As a factory-option off-road van, the Vauxhall Combo Cargo 4x4 makes a welcome package for those buyers looking to take items safely and securely off-road in something smaller than a pick-up truck. However, its price makes it comparable with such pick-ups, and these tend to be far more capable in the rough. Nevertheless, the Combo Cargo 4x4’s abilities as a small van that can go off-road are unquestionable.

  • Surprise package off-road
  • Increased ground clearance option
  • Servicing costs
  • Expensive to buy
  • No safety package

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