Vauxhall Vivaro-e Life review

Category: Electric car

Section: Passenger & boot space

Available fuel types:electric
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Passenger & boot space

How it copes with people and clutter

We’ve tried only a seven-seat version of the Vivaro-e Life so far, but everyone gets plenty of room to stretch out in this form. The car is wide enough that the driver and front passenger are in no danger of rubbing elbows, and there’s electric adjustment for both front seats, so finding a comfortable position is a piece of cake. It helps, too, that the pedals, steering wheel and seat are well-aligned.

Space is just as abundant everywhere else. Three adults will fit very comfortably in each of the two rows of rear seats, and getting in and out is easy, too, thanks to the Vivaro-e Life’s electric sliding doors on either side. These can be opened from the keyfob, from buttons accessible by the rear passengers or via the driver up front. 

Because each of the Vivaro-e Life’s seats can be moved forwards and backwards, everyone can adjust themselves to their most comfortable position. If you want your Vivaro-e Life to function as a mobile office, you can opt for the second row to face the rear with a table in the middle – ideal for business meetings on the move.

Meanwhile, if you fancy having a mobile nursery, there are up to six Isofix mounting points for child car seats. The panoramic sunroof, which comes as standard on Elite models, lets lots of light into the rear and the Vivaro-e Life’s so tall that the reduction in headroom that comes with this is not a problem.

Whether you’re doing an airport trip or driving a sports team, school group or your family, everyone will have masses of space for their stuff. As well as numerous cubby holes dotted around on the dashboard, each front seat also has a storage net for your odds and ends and door bins which you might get lost in. If you go for the seven-seat variant, the second row gets a large central storage compartment too.

Even with all three rows in place, there’s still enough space in the Vivaro-e Life’s boot to handle a full complement of holiday luggage. Be careful to leave a large space behind the car when you park, though; the long tailgate is hinged from the top and needs plenty of room to swing open.

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