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3.5 out of 5 3.5
Parkers overall rating: 3.5 out of 5 3.5
Vauxhall Meriva (10-17) - rated 3.5 out of 5
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At a glance

New price £12,505 - £23,185
Used price £1,170 - £9,935
Fuel economy
Not tested to latest standards
View pre-2017 economy specs
Road tax cost £0 - £235
Insurance group 5 - 18 How much is it to insure?

PROS

Clever rear-hinged rear doors make access easy, versatile cabin, quiet and comfortable on the move, easy to drive in town

CONS

Air conditioning not standard on all models

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The first Meriva was a budget value small family car but was found wanting in many areas, not least quality and refinement. This model is a huge leap forward in both those fields but retains the family-friendly practicality and versatility of the previous model. It’s considerably larger than before, but the big talking point is the rear-hinged side doors that are a genuinely useful feature and make getting into the back seats or fitting a child seat much easier than with conventional doors. On the move the Meriva is easy to drive, helped by light steering and excellent visibility, so it’s ideal in towns and cities. The interior is impressive too, with an easy-to-use layout and good quality materials borrowed from the Astra and Insignia.

A facelifted model is now on sale. Among the upgrades, the Meriva gets a new grille, chrome accents that frame the front fog lamps and newly-designed headlamps. For the first time, LED daytime running lights and LED tail lights are available as an option.

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