Vauxhall Combo (2018–)

Last updated 30 October 2018

Vauxhall offers the Combo as a panel van or five-seater crew van, in two load lengths – Standard and XL. Depending on which model you choose, payloads range from 650kg – 1050kg, while load volumes start at 3.3 cubic metres for the Standard bodystyle and rise to 4.4 cubic metres for the longer XL van.

While a single side sliding door is fitted as standard, we’d recommend spending extra on the second door and the optional Flex Cargo pack - the latter expands the Combo's flexibility by adding a load hatch in the bulkhead. 

The Standard Combo has a load length of 1.8 metres (3.0 metres with the FlexCargo) while the XL model provides 2.1 or 3.4 metres with the optional hatch. The load width, however, is slightly down on the 1.7 metres you get in the old Combo with the newer version providing 1.6 metres. 

Most Combos get a useful 1.2 metre load width between the rear wheel arches, with the only exception being the crew van which has 1.1. Owing to the fact that the Combo doesn't have a high roof option, the loading heights are limited to 548mm for the Standard van and 620mm for the XL model. 

The Combo gets two or three seats up front, but the position of the gearbox on manual versions will make it a snug fit for three large adults. There are lots of useful storage points for cups, phones and valuables. All vans get an overhead shelf and underseat storage, while two USB ports and a 12V socket should keep mobile devices charged while the van is on the move. 

Standard equipment is generally fine, with entry-level Combo vans getting DAB audio, Bluetooth phone connectivity and electric and heated door mirrors. That said, you have to upgrade to the mid-spec model to get things air conditioning, cruise control and lumbar adjustment for the driver's seat. Range topping versions get an eight-inch colour touchscreen with navigation and connectivity for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.  

 

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