Costs & verdict
Everyday costs, plus how reliable and safe it is
Pricing for the entry-level Vauxhall Vivaro Life Edition undercuts the Citroën SpaceTourer and Peugeot Traveller considerably, although you'll have to put up with less standard equipment as a result. The cost evens out if you select the range-topping Elite model, and the Vivaro Life's worse depreciation compared with those rivals will add to your ownership costs.
In terms of fuel economy, Vauxhall quotes over 40mpg for both the 1.5 and 2.0-litre diesel engines. Company drivers are more likely to go for the all-electric Vauxhall Vivaro-e Life because both diesels sit in the top 37% bracket for benefit-in-kind (BIK) tax.