Our Vauxhall Vivaro Review 2022

By Libby Foster
Our Vauxhall Vivaro Review 2022

Fancy leasing a Vauxhall Vivaro?

One of the best-selling vans in the UK is the Vauxhall Vivaro. You might also be surprised to learn that it is made here in the UK too. However, it is now based on vans made by its parent company, PSA Group, including the Citroen Dispatch and Peugeot Partner. As a result, there are some similarities, including the turbocharged diesel engines, much of the interior, and even some of the exterior.

Additionally, drivers must consider new dimensions, particularly if they have previously purchased older Vivaro models. The choice of two different lengths is still available, but both standard and long-wheelbase vans have slightly shrunk while some models' payloads have increased by a staggering 200 kg. The trim levels have also been modified, with a new Elite option joining Edition and Sportive. The specifications of all three have been improved, making the Vivaro more affordable than ever. So let’s delve deeper into the Vauxhall Vivaro!

Vauxhall Vivaro Drive

Customers who lease the Vauxhall Vivaro have a choice between two turbocharged 1.5-litre or 2.0-litre Euro-6d diesel engines. The 1.5-litre engine produces either 99 or 118 horsepower and either 199 or 221 pound-feet of torque. The 2.0-litre engine can produce 118, 148, or 178 horsepower. The three versions' significantly higher torque capacities, 251 lb-ft, 273 lb-ft, and 295 lb-ft, are the main distinction.

The 2.0-litre engine will unquestionably have an impact if you intend to tow, especially since the Vivaro can tow 2.5 tonnes, which is more than some competitors. Although the 2.0-litre engine is the more sophisticated and powerful option, it's interesting that their combined output of 118 bhp is the same as the 1.5-litre engine. A side-by-side comparison shows that the 2.0-litre's increased torque makes progress more effortless, but the 1.5-litre isn't lacking in speed; it can handle a moderate load and still perform well.

Due to the smaller engine's official fuel consumption of 56.5mpg for the 1.5-litre engine and 52.3mpg for the 2.0-litre, the smaller engine is something to consider if you won't be operating your van with its cargo fully loaded. This will result in a slight reduction in the initial rental price and running costs.

The Vivaro is a safe and enjoyable vehicle to drive on the road. The front half of the car has car underpinnings, which makes it feel much more adaptable and attached to the road than some competitors. Compared to some of the other mid-sized vans, it rides quite softly, but it's still comfortable, load or no load.

Vauxhall Vivaro Interior

This new Vivaro's interior has undertaken somewhat of enlightenment. The interior of the old-generation model has been replaced with an improved version that can compete with the best in its class. The various grades of plastic that make it a rather more visually appealing place to be are the first thing you notice when climbing in now. Obtaining what you need is easy because there are more storage spaces and a better layout.

The Edition base model comes with generous kit levels. It includes cruise control, a speed limiter, electric windows and door mirrors, Bluetooth, a DAB radio, controls mounted on the steering wheel, and a multifunction trip computer. Sportive vans include a 7.0-inch infotainment touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone compatibility, an alarm, a fold-flat centre seat to create a workspace, air conditioning, rear parking sensors, automatic windscreen wipers, and the FlexCargo load-through bulkhead. Elite models come with additional features like blindspot monitoring, lane departure warning, traffic sign recognition, folding electric mirrors, and front parking sensors.

Vauxhall Vivaro Space

Only two lengths, a standard L1 or a long L2, are offered by the Vivaro, unlike its French sisters who offer a compact body style. The maximum load space lengths for the L1 and L2 are 2512mm and 2862mm, respectively; these lengths are increased by 1162mm when using the load-through bulkhead found on Sportive vans.

Both vans have a 1636mm width and a 1397mm load area height. The L1 is 4959 mm long, while the L2 is 5309 mm. The two models' respective load volumes are 5.3 and 6.1 metres. The strongest 3.1-tonne vans can move up to 1458kg in payload, which is outstanding. The gross vehicle weights for the L1 and L2 sizes are 2.9 tonnes and 2.7 tonnes, respectively.

A further function of the Vivaro worth mentioning is the additional easy-access side door, which uses a motion detector under the rear bumper to detect when a foot is waved underneath the area and automatically opens the door. All models come standard with twin rear doors that open 180 degrees as well as nearside and offside side doors.


Better and more well-rounded than ever, the Vauxhall Vivaro is a van to consider adding to your fleet. Before choosing to purchase your next business van, consider the many benefits of van leasing. You can find out more about them all right here. To meet everyone's needs for locating the best van lease offer, MWVC provides a variety of Vauxhall Vivaro van lease options. Our knowledgeable sales staff can advise you on the best deal for you if you're looking to lease a commercial vehicle. Still not sure if leasing a vehicle is the best option for you? Call 0116 490 3030 to speak with a member of our staff.

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*All pricing is correct at the time of publishing.