There is no steering wheel reach adjustment, which can be limiting for some drivers, but standard seat-height adjustment means that most people will still be able to get comfortable. The pedals are well placed in relation to the seat and steering wheel, too. The dials are clear and the dashboard is pretty easy to navigate unless you’ve added the optional Intellilink touchscreen system, which, like most touchscreens, can be tricky to use while driving.
Vauxhall Viva space & practicality
There’s plenty of room up front, but space in the back is merely average. The five-door layout means that access to the rear seats is fine (although you do have to duck to avoid the plunging roofline), and most sub-six-foot adults will have enough room for short journeys, if not as much as they would in a Hyundai i10 or Suzuki Celerio. The boot is an adequate size, but there’s a big loading lip and you have to flip up the rear seatbases before the seatbacks can be folded down almost flat.
Vauxhall Viva equipment
The entry-level SE model gets electrically adjustable door mirrors and audio controls on the steering wheel, but no air-con, USB socket or Bluetooth. SL gets climate control, alloys and the connectivity kit missing on SE, but it’s a big price jump and you still have to pay extra for the touchscreen system with its digital radio. Instead, we’d recommend going for SE trim and adding air-con and the touchscreen, which gets you all the kit you’re likely to need for less than an SL version costs.