Vauxhall Combo Cargo 4x4 review

Category: Small Van

Section: Costs & verdict

Vauxhall Combo Cargo 4x4 head-on
  • Vauxhall Combo Cargo 4x4 off-road
  • Vauxhall Combo Cargo 4x4 tackles hill
  • Vauxhall Combo Cargo 4x4 side opening
  • Vauxhall Combo Cargo 4x4 rear opening
  • Vauxhall Combo Cargo 4x4 head-on
  • Vauxhall Combo Cargo 4x4 off-road
  • Vauxhall Combo Cargo 4x4 tackles hill
  • Vauxhall Combo Cargo 4x4 side opening
  • Vauxhall Combo Cargo 4x4 rear opening
  • Vauxhall Combo Cargo 4x4 head-on
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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.

Overview

If you regularly need to transport items across tricky terrain, and a pick-up truck won't suit your needs, then the Vauxhall Combo Cargo 4x4 is worth looking at. It's expensive, however, and we suspect the use case for one in the UK is slim

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