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Vauxhall Movano Van Review

July 21st, 2023

The Vauxhall Movano Van at a glance

The Vauxhall Movano has remained a staple of the highly competitive large work van market since its initial release back in 2010. As one of the UK’s longest-running vehicle manufacturers, Vauxhall knows how to make a van that is both highly functional and efficient to drive, where the brand proves its continued expertise with this model.

This van has remained a firm favourite for good reason, with its winning combination of a high payload and numerous specification options. As such, you can always find the Movano to suit your criteria.

Whether you’re looking for home removal space or a van that can haul all your kitchen repair equipment, it is worth considering the Vauxhall Movano as a competitive option. Read on to find out more about the Movano’s engine and interior, with an overview of the key industries that can benefit from its various top-notch features.

Engines and Spec

The Movano van range boasts a selection of impressive 2.3 litre diesel engines, which come complete with Vauxhall’s ecoFLEX fuel saving technology, incorporated into its Bi-Turbo units. This allows the Movano to achieve an impressive level of performance and cost efficiency, where the front and rear wheel drive models provide an average fuel economy of between 29 and 41 mpg.

Frequent updates and revisions of the Vauxhall Movano have allowed this van to provide a better driving experience with every new release. Power outputs are also improved compared to the older Movano range, with a maximum horsepower of 180 on front wheel drive models, and 165 hp on rear wheel drive versions.

The Vauxhall Movano also benefits from its numerous specification options. Four body lengths and three roof heights are available, where you can choose from load volumes that range between 7.8 and 17 cubic metres. In addition to front and rear wheel drive options, you can also opt for an automatic gearbox to further streamline your drive.


The customisation options of the Movano continue inside the vehicle, where you can adapt the seating compartment to suit your individual needs. Choose from a double crew cab as well as six and nine-seat Combi options, where this can allow you to transport an expanded team to your construction site, or hire additional tradespeople to assist with especially complex projects.

You can also adapt your vehicle’s payload with the Movano, where you’re not simply limited to its four available length options. You can also opt for a chassis cab, which allows your van to be converted into a light truck. As standard, the Movano’s front and rear wheel drive models offer a 3500 kg maximum capacity, but this can be supersized with an additional 3000 kg trailer limit. This facilitates a wide range of storage opportunities, where you can transport heavy kitchen units or help a large family move house with this vehicle.

Roof bars and tray racks are also available to provide additional storage capabilities, where up to 200 kg can be carried on the Movano’s roof. This extra payload capacity is perfect for fixing cumbersome scaffolding poles or long ladders to your vehicle without compromising on interior storage.

Full height ply lining, protective panels and a full-height steel bulkhead also provide further options for adapting your vehicle. These features help to protect your vehicle and your passengers during transportation, meaning you can store electrical goods and heavy duty building materials without compromising on your peace of mind.

Further customisation options include anti-slip flooring and build-in rails with regular anchor points. These can help you to fix various goods for safe transportation, whether you’re delivering fragile packages or relocating valuable personal belongings.

Pros & Cons


  • Numerous sizing options help you to find the ideal vehicle for your industry’s storage requirements

  • Highly competitive storage capabilities to help you transport a range of heavy and bulky items

  • Impressive fuel economy to help you reduce overall costs while on the road


  • Dashboard appearance is no longer as modern as some van rivals

  • Many very useful features are only included at an additional cost, which should be borne in mind if you’re on a budget

  • The Vauxhall Movano-e van is more environmentally friendly and could be considered if you’re looking to cultivate a greener image for your business

The Verdict

The Vauxhall Movano van is an impressive contender if your priority is storage and fuel efficiency. You certainly won’t be short of space with one of the larger Movano models, and a range of customisable features allow you to hand pick the best interior for your industry.

At Van Sales UK, we supply a wide selection of new, used and electric vehicles, where these are available alongside an array of affordable financing options. Contact us today to learn more about our comprehensive range of vans.


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