Parkers overall rating: 3.6 out of 5 3.6

Miles per pound (mpp) Miles per pound (mpp)

Petrol engines 5.0 - 6.0 mpp
Diesel engines 5.2 - 6.8 mpp
Low figures relate to the least economical version; high to the most economical. Based on WLTP combined fuel economy for versions of this car made since September 2017 only, and typical current fuel or electricity costs.

Fuel economy

Petrol engines 37.5 - 44.8 mpg
Diesel engines 42.2 - 55.4 mpg
  • Not a huge deviation depending on engine
  • Lowest powered diesel will be the cheapest
  • Combo Life will outlast most cars, too

The only Vauxhall Combo Life models under an official 50mpg is the petrol, and that promises 42mpg, so it’s not exactly a gas guzzler.

Low CO2 emissions also means reasonable first year tax, ranging from £165 to £205, while 16-inch wheels across the board should be pretty cheap to keep in tyres.

The lowest powered 100hp diesel is the best here with 111g/km of CO2, but in reality most engines are pretty good – even the worst puts out just 125g/km.

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Is it reliable?

  • Plenty of dealers around
  • Technology is likely to be less robust
  • Sophisticated engines

The Combo Life is an entirely new model, albeit this time sharing mechanical components with the Peugeot Rifter and Citroen Berlingo. Previous generations of the platform have been generally reliable and robust, and the powertrain – shared with other PSA vehicles – is not known for unreliability either. We expect this Vauxhall to be trouble-free for most owners.

If you need some extra reassurance, there’s a three-year, 60,000-mile warranty

Ongoing running costs

Road tax (12 months) £165
Insurance group 8 - 15
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