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Parkers overall rating: 3 out of 5 3.0

The Meriva gained a four-star Euro NCAP crash-test rating, which is on par with rivals like the Nissan Note. All models have ABS with electronic brake-force distribution and dual front airbags as standard plus deadlocks, remote central locking and Isofix mountings on outer rear seats. Extra airbags are optional as is Adaptive Forward Lighting, which angles the headlamps to give improved visibility when turning corners.

The Meriva's main strength is its versatility. All three rear seats can be moved independently of each other to increase boot capacity and when needed they fold flat into the floor for a good sized load area - the front passenger seat can also be folded down for extra load carrying. It may lack the seven seats of the larger Zafira but the rear chairs are more straightforward to use, however the boot is on the small side, especially if you're used to an Astra or Vectra hatchback.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Vauxhall Meriva (03-10).

  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Folding rear seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Remote locking

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
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • CD
  • Climate control
  • Cruise control
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric mirrors
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Electric sunroof
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Heated mirrors
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Rear electric windows
  • Service indicator
  • Sports seats
  • Steel wheels
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment

Active equipment

Active standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • CD
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front electric windows
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Heated mirrors
  • Service indicator
Active optional equipment
  • Steel wheels
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment

Active Plus equipment

Active Plus standard equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • CD
  • Climate control
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Service indicator
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
Active Plus optional equipment
  • Full size spare wheel

Breeze equipment

Breeze standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Audio remote
  • CD
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front electric windows
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Heated mirrors
  • Service indicator
Breeze optional equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Sports seats
  • Steel wheels
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment

Breeze Plus equipment

Breeze Plus standard equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • CD
  • Climate control
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Heated mirrors
  • Service indicator
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
Breeze Plus optional equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Steel wheels

Club equipment

Club standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Audio remote
  • CD
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front electric windows
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Heated mirrors
  • Service indicator
  • Steel wheels
Club optional equipment
None available

Design equipment

Design standard equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • CD
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Heated mirrors
Design optional equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Audio remote
  • Cruise control
  • Electric sunroof
  • Rear electric windows
  • Service indicator
  • Steel wheels
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment

Energy equipment

Energy standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • CD
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front electric windows
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Heated mirrors
Energy optional equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Electric sunroof
  • Service indicator
  • Steel wheels
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment

Enjoy equipment

Enjoy standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Audio remote
  • CD
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front electric windows
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Heated mirrors
  • Steel wheels
Enjoy optional equipment
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Service indicator
  • Sports seats

Expression equipment

Expression standard equipment
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Steel wheels
Expression optional equipment
  • Service indicator

Life equipment

Life standard equipment
  • Front electric windows
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Steel wheels
Life optional equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • CD
  • Electric mirrors
  • Heated mirrors
  • Service indicator