- Perfectly equipped for off-road driving
- Extensive standard equipment
- Lots of personalised trim options
Despite van-based roots, the Vauxhall Combo Life’s standard equipment is quite advanced, with equipment split into two trims, called Design and Energy.
Standard Vauxhall Combo Life equipment
Kicking things off, Design trim gets you:
- Body coloured bumpers
- Six-way adjustable driver’s seat
- Cruise control
- Overhead storage
- 3.5-inch instrument cluster
- DAB radio with Bluetooth
- Power windows and central locking
- Keyless entry and start (on automatic models)
- Cruise control with speed limiter
Next up is the Energy specification, which adds a few niceties, such as:
- Body-colour exterior door mirrors and handles
- Front and rear parking sensors
- Front fog lights
- 16-inch alloy wheels
- Automatic lights and wipers
- Chrome-effect instrument rings and interior door handles
- 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system
Optional Vauxhall Combo Life Accessories
A few well-specified packs here, including:
- Front and rear parking distance sensors
- Rear-view camera
- Blind spot alert
- Electrically foldable door mirrors
- Front fog lights with cornering light function
All Weather Pack
- IntelliGrip with ESP on, ESP off, snow, mud or sand modes
- All-weather tyres
Sight and Light Pack
- High beam assist
- Rain-sensitive windscreen wipers
- Rear-view child-minder mirror
- Rear side window sunblind
- Fold-flat passenger seat
- Luggage restraint net
The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Vauxhall Combo Life.
Equipment by trim level
To view equipment options for a specific trim level, please select from the following list:
|Equipment included on some trim levels|
|Design standard equipment|
|Design optional equipment|
|Energy standard equipment|
|Energy optional equipment|
Energy XL equipment
|Energy XL standard equipment|
|Energy XL optional equipment|
- French parent firms’ expertise in safety intact
- Great equipment for the class of car
- Easy to drive too, with good visibility
Given its durability and rigidity, Vauxhall Combo Life safety should be good, but without a crash test from Euro NCAP it’s hard to be properly definitive.
That said, three ISOFIX mounts in the middle row is a good start, plus there’s a good amount of standard safety kit on offer, including:
- Automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection
- Forward collision alert
- Lane keep assist with lane departure warning
- Speed sign recognition
- Large windows feel spacious
- Square bootspace is immense
- Towing capacity also impressive
The Vauxhall Combo Life is available in standard or XL size and both offer decent space for five or seven, with the larger car adding even more room for the seats in the back.
Either way you can get three ISOFIX child seats across the middle row – with a 60/40 split on the five seater and 35/30/35 on the seven.
While legroom is good all round, the slightly narrow shape of the Combo Life means there’s not a huge amount of space in the middle pew.
Sliding rear doors are standard, which helps passengers or pets getting in and out too.
The standard Combo Life is 4.4-metres in length version while the larger Combo XL weighs in at 4.75-meters – still conveniently short compared with large seven-seat SUVs like the Audi Q5.
You won’t have any problems parking it in a standard garage and even tight bays will pose little drama thanks to those sliding rear doors.
This is one area where the Combo Life’s van-like proportions allow it to comprehensively outshine five- and even seven seat family cars.
Pick a standard length five seater and you’ll get 597 litres, while the long wheelbase Combo Life boasts 850 litres.
That’s not the whole story though because with the rear seats folded down, the volume of the standard car triples to 2,126 litres, with a 2.7-meter maximum load length. Pick the longer version and you get 2,693 litres, and a 3.0-meter maximum load length. Bootspace for days.
How does the boot space compare?
Check the table below to see how the Vauxhall Combo Life compares to other similar cars in terms of available boot space.
|Ford Tourneo Connect||1029 litres|
|Vauxhall Combo Life||983 litres|
|Volkswagen Caddy Life||918 litres|
|Fiat Doblo||790 litres|