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Parkers overall rating: 3 out of 5 3.0

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

Reliable fuel consumption data for comparison purposes is not available for this model.

Fuel economy

A more stringent standard for fuel economy (WLTP) was introduced from September 2017, and this model was not required to undergo that test. Its fuel economy measured under the previous test system was 35 - 56 mpg. However these figures are less likely to be achievable in real world driving and so should never be compared to another car's mpg which was measured under the newer, more realistic WLTP system.

If you're buying new then a relatively high list price and low equipment levels on basic models won't be particularly attractive. Residuals aren't particularly strong either - hence why it's essential to get a good discount. Economy is good overall, especially the 1.3 CDTi models while servicing, insurance and parts are all generally reasonable.

The Meriva scores fairly well on the eco front, with an average of 151g/km CO2 across the model line-up. The best model for the environmentally minded is the 1.3-litre CDTi which emits 134g/km of CO2 and can average 57mpg.

The Vauxhall interior is fairly well screwed together but doesn't feel particularly robust. However the engines and gearboxes are well proven and should give few, if any, problems.

Ongoing running costs

Road tax (12 months) £155 - £315
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Insurance group 5 - 16
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