Vauxhall Vivaro review 0

The Vauxhall Vivaro is one the UK’s most popular commercial vans available on the market. Since its introduction back in 2002, the vehicle has proceeded to get stronger and stronger.

We take a look at some of our favourite points of the vehicle.

Different variants

One of the most advantageous features of the van is the fact that it has so many different variants available. These include a 12 seater minibus, double cab and a low deck drop side version. The popular variant of the Vivaro is the panel van.

Power trains include diesel 1.9, 2.0 and 2.5 litre engines along with a 2.0 litre petrol. Since 2002, it has had a makeover with re-designs to the exterior and more efficient engines.

Decent power

The new CDTi engines represent a splendid choice to utilise upon the van. They are powerful enough to satisfy most drivers and offer smoothness in the drive too.

All variants which are able to produce over 100 BHP come with a six speed gearbox. All others use a five gear transmission system which is more than capable of doing the job.


The driver will have a pleasurable experience driving the van. There is plenty of space for even the tallest of people to fit and drive in comfort. The front of the cabin has enough room for three without them having to squeeze in. Setting your position is easy and has endless adjustable positions for the driver to find the spot that suits them best.

The gear stick is mounted in the dashboard and is easily reachable for the driver. This allows the floor space to be utilised to the maximum too, as the driver can easily walk out through the passenger door if needs be.

There is plenty of storage space around the van for paperwork and more, making it a very suitable commercial business type of vehicle.

Great extras available

Optional extras with the van include electronic stability control, a tailgate, different sound systems and satellite navigation.

Running costs

The Vauxhall Vivaro is very cheap to run. It sits in insurance group 4 and offers great economy too. It was manufactured to give a minimal amount of problems to drivers, which we believe it does very well.

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