The Vauxhall Vivaro is rated very highly by our testers, earning a five out of five star rating. It stands out for the wide choice of capable engines it is sold with, its comfortable ride, be it loaded or unloaded, and its huge payload capabilities. Negatives include a slightly cramped interior. Read our full Vauxhall Vivaro review verdict.
The Vauxhall Vivaro is sold with a three-year/100,000-mile warranty, but if it is well looked after and serviced it should last much longer than that - with reports of some running well beyond 200,000 miles. Potentially expensive problems to watch for include turbo charger issues, while more minor ones include problems with the bonnet latch. Read our Vauxhall Vivaro running costs round-up.
A Vauxhall Vivaro is termed a medium sized van, whereas a Ford Transit is a large van, making the comparison unfair. The more natural rival for the Vauxhall Vivaro on size and price is the Ford Transit Custom, which is also classified as a medium van. We have a full Vauxhall Vivaro review and Ford Transit Custom review.
The latest Vauxhall Vivaro is based on the underpinnings of the Citroën Dispatch and Peugeot Partner vans, with all three made under the auspices of the Stellantis group. However, the body has its own, distinctive styling, and there are variables in what kit is standard and what is optional. You can read more in our Vauxhall Vivaro review.
Small details aside, the Vauxhall Vivaro and Citroen Dispatch are essentially the same van. However, the Citroen is available in three body lengths and the Vauxhall just two - with the differents being the smallest size, badged the XL. Like for like, though, the vans are very similar, with the small variables in payload capability down to the difference in standard kit lists. ou can read more in our Vauxhall Vivaro review.