Space and Practicality
Incredibly spacious doesn’t come close to doing the Vivaro-e Life justice. This Elite version included just the two front seats, rather than a front bench of three. Given the choice again, I would pick the front two seats over a bench. It helps create a welcoming and airy cabin. Despite there being room for seven in this Vivaro-e Life, you never felt enclosed or cramped.
As you make your way through the vast space, you’re met with a very generous amount of head and legroom in every seat. Even in the second row, where you have the sunroof above, space is abundant, meaning taller passengers can still enjoy excellent comfort levels. You can create an equally good amount of space in the third row too by making use of the variety of seat configurations.
A low footstep to get into the vehicle makes the Vivaro-e Life easy to access and as a result of the generous space between the seats, moving around the vehicle is anything but difficult.
With room for this many people, Vauxhall have stepped up with a decent amount of storage opportunities throughout the vehicle. In the front, you’ve got huge, deep door bins. Though there’s a lack of what you might consider traditional storage space without a centre console, there are cubby holes and cup holders dotted throughout.
The boot space, despite having three benches, is very competitive, even once you’ve packed away your charging cables. This only adds to the vehicle’s practicality, though you will have to be wary of the massive boot opening. Don’t go parking too close to the walls in the supermarket!
For easy access, Vauxhall have caveated this by giving you the option to open up the window separately to drop in bags of shopping or smaller items, a really handy feature when parking in tighter spaces.