NCAP Value: 5
Insurance Group: 6E
Fuel Economy (Combined): 60.1mpg
Car Tax: £110
If you're looking for; comfort, convenience, quality and style then the Vauxhall Meriva is the ideal choice. Available in solid flame red and royal blue, brilliant summit white, two coat metallic shiny rock, pepperdust, carbon flash and sovereign silver, or two coat pearlescent asteroid grey, dark sea blue and emerald green, the Meriva really can be as unique as you'd like. FlexDoors® make access so easy. FlexSpace® and FlexRail® systems mean you can completely re-arrange the interior in a couple of clicks. And the high driving position and luxury seating for five make it a relaxing place to be for everyone. On the outside, the Meriva is better looking than ever with a new front grille, bumper and front light design. So you get a car that's as good to look at for passers by as it is for you to drive. Inside the Meriva is a great place to be. Up front the driver's seat holds you comfortable in a high sitting position as you take in a better view of the road ahead and the ergonomically designed facia layout. And in the back there's ingenuous solutions to sort out those everyday family transport dilemmas. Every Meriva includes FlexSpace® as standard, a simple way to go from five seats to four, three or two instantly to meet your needs. Then we added FlexFloor®, our two-position, adjustable luggage compartment floor that can be lowered to give you more load height and volume. And then there's FlexRail®, a versatile, modular, multi-level storage system situated between the front seats with spaces and connectivity for MP3 players and mobile phones. So, whatever life throws your way, you can relax knowing that your Meriva has all the comfort and flexibility to handle it with ease.
Genius or just common sense? We made the Meriva a car that's not just easier to live with - it makes life easier. We added rear-hinged FlexDoors®, that open far wider than normal, to make it easier to get in and out of the back seat and safer for everyone at the roadside. Then we gave the Meriva our Flex-Fix® bike carrier. A fully integrated, optional rear carrier system that can safely carry two bikes but completely folds away into the rear bumper when you don't need it. Now that makes sense to us. The infotainment system in the Meriva is there to help. Not get in the way or take over. And it's so easy to use, whether it's the standard radio and CD player with aux-in or any of the other options available. All models feature USB connection for your MP3 player or phone with control via the steering wheel controls. There's also the availability of Bluetooth® connectivity so you can make calls hands-free. And there's even a sat nav with the option of IntelliLink technology that lets you make calls and stream audio using Bluetooth® from portable devices via a big 7" colour screen. Whichever you choose, all this tech doesn't just work, it works the way you want it to. It may be perfect for family life, but the Meriva is great to drive too. Remember to protect what's important. We've done everything possible to protect you, your Meriva and other road users. That's why we offer a series of sophisticated safety features and options. There's Adaptive Forward Lighting to make cornering at night safer, front and rear parking distance sensors for those tight parking situations, active-safety front seat head restraints to minimise the risk of whiplash and up to six airbags. And with the family in mind, the Meriva models feature ISOFIX mountings on the outer rear seats for the safer installation of child seats. The Meriva doesn't just feel safer than ever. It is. With confident balance and lively, efficient multi-valve petrol, turbo-powered and ultra-efficient diesel engines that are all as good at saving fuel as they are at performing on the road. Add to that lower CO2 emissions - as low as 99g/km with the new 1.6CDTi 11OPS - and savings on Vehicle Excise Duty and you have a range of engines designed to save you money without having to compromise in any way. All Meriva petrol engines feature Variable Valve Timing technology for high fuel economy and performance. A 100PS engine is matched with two turbocharged versions - a 120PS model and a range of topping 140PS variant. Meriva's three Euro 6 compliant 1.6 CDTi 'Whisper Diesel' ecoFLEX engines - a 95PS, 110PS and a powerful 136PS variant with 320Nm of torque - are also turbocharged, adding fuel-injection and common rail diesel technology which cuts emissions, reduces noise and lowers fuel consumption. All of the diesel models feature Start/Stop technology as standard. Saving even more fuel by automatically stopping the engine when you come to a standstill and restarting when you want to move off.
You don’t need a degree in technology to get the most out of the Meriva’s infotainment options. Whether you’re syncing a smartphone, finding the quickest way to a new place or just listening to music on an MP3 player, it’s easy. The choice is yours. Every Meriva comes with a CD player, stereo radio and aux-in or USB connectivity for your MP3 player. But from there you can add as much of the extra technology as you want as options. From Bluetooth® for making calls to streaming audio from smartphones or tablets, to our new Navi 650 sat nav unit or Navi 950 IntelliLink system (right) for voice controlled navigation, phone calls and music tracks. It’s all designed to make your life easier. Like every new Vauxhall, the Meriva comes with advanced safety features. From the high-strength steel rigid passenger cell, to active headrests that help prevent whiplash in the event of a rear impact. We’ve got you, and your passengers, covered. We designed the Meriva to be easy on you. From the easy-access FlexDoors®, Flex-Fix® slide-out bicycle carrier system or FlexSpace® versatile seating system. In fact, its all-round ergonomic concept was the first to receive certification from Germany’s prestigious AGR* organisation, in recognition of its capacity to reduce the strain on your back. And that’s a world first. Ergonomic sports front seats. The perfect choice for long distance drivers. Optional on Exclusiv and SE models, the front seat adjusts to suit your posture by letting you fine tune the lumbar adjustment and extend the seat cushion, giving your upper body and legs greater support where it’s needed most. The seat has also won the coveted AGR* seal of approval for helping to prevent the back pain and tension suffered by some car occupants.
There’s no one thing that makes the Meriva so comfortable and easy to live with. It’s a combination of features and technologies large and small. Available in skyline/atlantis cloth trim, wega/atlantis cloth trim, astor cloth/morrocana trim, or astor leather trim. Whether it’s air conditioning or the electric parking brake, for instance, we wanted to make every journey you take a pleasure and for you and your passengers to get there feeling refreshed, no matter how long the journey. With a panoramic glass roof which stretches right over both rows of seats so everyone can see out. A FlexRail® interior storage to keep your belongings secure in place, out of sight and easy to reach with this modular storage system located between the two front seats. Heated steering wheel, electric parking brake and electronic climate control, with added dual-zone settings for the driver and front passenger so you can set a different temperature for each side of the car.