Vauxhall Combo Life
What Car? UK|October 2019
Vauxhall Combo Life
Our spacious MPV is hardly quick, so how will it cope when it’s fully loaded with passengers and luggage?
Alan Taylor

Mileage 972 List price £23,765 Target Price £23,765 Price as tested £26,735 Test economy 41.4mpg

YOU MIGHT REMEMBER that in my introduction to the Combo Life, I had one concern: pace. No, this isn’t just a whinge from someone accustomed to the punchy V6 diesel engine fitted to his old Audi A4 Allroad. Instead, I’m questioning Vauxhall’s judgement.

You see, although the most powerful engine available in a Combo Life is a 1.5-litre diesel with 128bhp, you can have that only in the regular-length five-seat model. That leaves our longer, heavier seven-seater – badged XL – with a choice of a 1.2-litre turbocharged petrol motor with 108bhp or, what we have, a version of that 1.5-litre diesel with just 99bhp.

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October 2019