Vauxhall Vivaro Life review

Category: Van-based MPV

Section: Costs & verdict

Vauxhall Vivaro Life interior infotainment
  • Vauxhall Vivaro Life 2019 front tracking shot
  • Vauxhall Vivaro Life rear right tracking
  • Vauxhall Vivaro Life interior dashboard
  • Vauxhall Vivaro Life interior seating
  • Vauxhall Vivaro Life interior folding seats
  • Vauxhall Vivaro Life interior infotainment
  • Vauxhall Vivaro Life 2019 wide tracking shot
  • Vauxhall Vivaro Life 2019 wide right panning shot
  • Vauxhall Vivaro Life 2019 RHD front seats
  • Vauxhall Vivaro Life 2019 RHD boot open
  • Vauxhall Vivaro Life 2019 front tracking shot
  • Vauxhall Vivaro Life rear right tracking
  • Vauxhall Vivaro Life interior dashboard
  • Vauxhall Vivaro Life interior seating
  • Vauxhall Vivaro Life interior folding seats
  • Vauxhall Vivaro Life interior infotainment
  • Vauxhall Vivaro Life 2019 wide tracking shot
  • Vauxhall Vivaro Life 2019 wide right panning shot
  • Vauxhall Vivaro Life 2019 RHD front seats
  • Vauxhall Vivaro Life 2019 RHD boot open
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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

Overview

If you’re in the market for a big people mover, the Vauxhall Vivaro Life should definitely be on your shortlist – it’s spacious, well equipped with interior tech and easy to drive, with fuel-efficient engines. What’s against it is that it's not exactly cheap, and there are plenty of car-based MPVs that ride and handle better that are available for less money.

  • Passenger space
  • Flexible seating arrangement
  • Easy to drive and manoeuvre
  • Entry-level Edition short on safety kit
  • Leans in corners
  • Some poor interior plastics
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Target Price from £31,329
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