Parkers overall rating: 3 out of 5 3.0

The Viano was awarded four stars out of five for adult safety by Euro NCAP along with three stars for child safety. Standard safety equipment includes twin front airbags, side airbags (standard on Ambiente but optional on Trend), ABS with electronic brakeforce distribution, electronic stability programme (ESP) and remote central locking.

The standard Viano comes with six-seats but it can be fitted with an extra seat or two as an optional extra. There are numerous different ways in which the seating can be configured including individual seats, two and three-person bench seats and a face-to-face configuration. The individual seats can be folded down and turned into a table while if you have bench seats fitted, the left hand seat on the second row tilts forward to make getting out easier.

The seats all move on sliding guide rails and it is possible to remove them all if you want to create a van-like load area. However they aren't light or easy to store. There is, however, plenty of stowage with a lidded cubby on top of the dash, an 11-litre glovebox and large door pockets which can hold a 1.5-litre drinks bottle.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Mercedes-Benz Viano (04-14).

  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Rear electric windows
  • Remote locking
  • Roof rails
  • Service indicator
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
  • Traction control

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
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Folding rear seats
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Metallic Paint
  • Parking sensors
  • Side airbags
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Steel wheels

Ambiente equipment

Ambiente standard equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Cruise control
  • Leather seat trim
  • Side airbags
Ambiente optional equipment
  • Folding rear seats
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Headlight washers
  • Lumbar support
  • Metallic Paint

Avantgarde equipment

Avantgarde standard equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Cruise control
  • Headlight washers
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Metallic Paint
  • Side airbags
Avantgarde optional equipment
  • Folding rear seats
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Heated seats

Grand Edition Avantgarde equipment

Grand Edition Avantgarde standard equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Cruise control
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Metallic Paint
  • Side airbags
Grand Edition Avantgarde optional equipment
  • Folding rear seats
  • Full size spare wheel

Sport equipment

Sport standard equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Cruise control
  • Folding rear seats
  • Headlight washers
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Metallic Paint
  • Side airbags
Sport optional equipment
  • Space saver spare wheel

Trend equipment

Trend standard equipment
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Steel wheels
Trend optional equipment
  • Audio remote
  • Cruise control
  • Folding rear seats
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Metallic Paint

X-Clusive equipment

X-Clusive standard equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Cruise control
  • Headlight washers
  • Leather seat trim
  • Metallic Paint
  • Parking sensors
  • Side airbags
X-Clusive optional equipment
  • Folding rear seats
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Lumbar support

Euro NCAP Rating

The Mercedes-Benz Viano (04-14) was tested by Euro NCAP in and received the following safety ratings:

  • Adult Occupant - 4 stars
  • Child Occupant - 3 stars
  • Vulnerable road users - 1 stars

Euro NCAP provides motoring consumers with a realistic and independent assessment of the safety performance of some of the most popular cars sold in Europe. The safety ratings are determined from a series of vehicle tests, designed and carried out by Euro NCAP. These tests represent, in a simplified way, important real life accident scenarios that could result in injured or killed car occupants or other road users.