Vauxhall Movano dimensions (2010-on)

This page has dimensions, payload and towing info for the Vauxhall Movano on sale since 2010. These are the latest figures, which apply to the 2020 model year, on sale since September 2019.

For driving impressions, standard equipment, engine details and info on the interior see our Vauxhall Movano review page.

Vauxhall Movano capacity & size

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The Vauxhall Movano offers a wide range of body variants, with a line-up that includes panel vans available in four lengths and three roof heights, a double cab option, platform cabs, chassis cabs, crew cabs, and full passenger-carrying variants including minibus models.

Here we're concentrating on the panel vans.

Vauxhall Movano - 2020 model year, being loaded though rear doors by forklift truck, 2019

Front-wheel-drive (FWD) models have lower loading sill heights for easier access to the cargo area, while rear-wheel drive (RWD) models are better-suited to consistently heavy duty work.

The sliding side and twin rear doors have wide openings. In fact, the standard side door (everything but L1 models) is wide enough to allow a Euro pallet to be loaded sideways.

Vauxhall Movano - 2020 model year, side view with sliding door open, red, 2019

The wheel arches are relatively unobtrusive, while the straight body sides are intended to make transporting larger and bulky objects easier.

With load volume ranging from 8.0 cubic metres to 17.0 cubic metres this is certainly a practical hauler.

Vauxhall Movano exterior dimensions

Here's a quick comparison table of the Movano's outside dimensions (if viewing on a mobile you may need to turn the screen sideways to see the whole table:

Vauxhall Movano L1H1 L1H2 L2H2 L2H3 L3H2 L3H3 L4H2 L4H3
Exterior length (mm) 5,048 5,048 5,548 5,548 6,198 6,198 6,848 6,848
Exterior height FWD (mm) 2,307 2,500 2,500 2,749 2,488 2,744 n/a n/a
Exterior height RWD (mm) n/a n/a n/a n/a 2,527 2,786 2,557 2,808
Width with door mirrors (mm) 2,470
Width without door mirrors (mm) 2,070
Wheelbase (mm) 3,182 3,182 3,682 3,682 4,332 4,332 4,332 4,332
Front overhang (mm) 842
Rear overhang (mm) 1,024 1,024 1,024 1,024 1,024 1,024 1,674 1,674
Side door opening width (mm) 1,050 1,050 1,270 1,270 1,270 1,270 1,270 1,270
Side door opening height (mm)* 1,581 1,780 1,780 1,780 1,780 1,780 1,684 1,684
Rear door opening width (mm) 1,577
Rear door opening height (mm)* 1,627 1,820 1,820 1,820 1,820 1,820 1,724 1,724

*Note that rear-wheel drive models have slightly lower door opening heights: 1,684mm at the side and 1,724mm at the rear.

Vauxhall Movano load area dimensions:

Full load area dimensions info for the Movano (again, if viewing on a phone you may need to turn the screen sideways to see the whole table):

Vauxhall Movano L1H1 L1H2 L2H2 L2H3 L3H2 L3H3 L4H2 L4H3
Max load length (mm) 2,583 2,583 3,083 3,083 3,733 3,733 4,383 4,383
Max load height FWD (mm) 1,700 1,894 1,894 2,144 1,894 2,144 n/a n/a
Max load height RWD (mm) n/a n/a n/a n/a 1,798 2,048 1,798 2,048
Max load width (mm) 1,765
Width between wheel arches (mm) 1,380
Load volume - max (cubic metres)* 7.8 8.6 10.8 12.3 13.0 14.8 14.9  17.0 
Load volume - VDA (cubic metres)*  7.0 n/a 9.4 n/a 11.3 n/a 12.9 14.1 

*Note that rear-wheel drive L3 models have a max load volume of 12.4 (H2) and 14.2 (H3) cubic metres, and a VDA load volume of 10.9 (H2) and 12.2 (H3) cubic metres.

Vauxhall Movano payload, weight & towing

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At the time of writing (September 2019), the Movano offers the highest payload rating of any large van up to the 3.5-tonne (3,500kg) maximum gross vehicle weight you can drive on a regular car licence.

So if you need to shift a lot of weight, this is an excellent choice of van for you.

Vauxhall Movano payload

The Movano is available in four gross vehicle weight (GVW) options:

  • 2.8 tonnes (2,800kg)
  • 3.3 tonnes (3,300kg)
  • 3.5 tonnes (3,500kg)
  • 4.5 tonnes (4,,500kg)

The GVW dictates the total weight of the van including everything on board (such as people), so it's important to get the right version to meet your needs.

Vauxhall Movano - 2020 model year, load area viewed through rear doors, 2019

The Movano's maximum payload at the critical 3.5t point is 1,620kg - but note that this applies to the smallest L1H1 variant, which means it doesn't have a huge amount of load volume or space to actually put stuff in the back.

Here's a full list of current payload ratings for the Vauxhall Movano range:

Vauxhall Movano GVW (kg) Max payload (kg)
L1H1 (FWD) 2,800 920
L1H1 (FWD) 3,300 1,420
L1H1 (FWD) 3,500 1,620
L1H2 (FWD) 2,800 898
L1H2 (FWD) 3,300 1,398
L1H2 (FWD) 3,500 1,598
L2H2 (FWD) 3,300 1,329
L2H2 (FWD) 3,500 1,529
L2H3 (FWD) 3,500 1,500
L3H2 (FWD) 3,500 1,431
L3H3 (FWD) 3,500 1,424
L3H2 (RWD) 3,500 1,203
L3H2 (RWD) 4,500 2,148
L3H3 (RWD) 3,500 1,185
L3H3 (RWD) 4,500 2,125
L4H2 (RWD) 3,500 1,204
L4H2 (RWD) 4,500 2,108
L4H3 (RWD) 3,500 1,157
L4H3 (RWD) 4,500 2,037


Note that these are maximum figures; some engine options offer lower payload ratings, and the increased amounts of fitted equipment will also reduce the amount of load you can legally carry.

Spec-for-spec, a front-wheel drive Movano will have a higher payload and a larger load area.

Vauxhall Movano towing capacity

Depending on version, the Movano has a braked towing capacity of between 2,500kg and 3,000kg - or 2.5 to 3.0 tonnes.

Rear-wheel drive models can be upgraded to tow 3,500kg (3.5 tonnes) with a heavy duty twin-wheel rear axle option.

Unbraked towing capacity is 750kg.

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