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Parkers overall rating: 3.5 out of 5 3.5

This Meriva achieved the maximum score of five stars in the Euro NCAP ratings, performing particularly well in adult protection and safety assist. Standard safety equipment includes break-away foot pedals, a collapsible steering column, front airbags, front seatbelt pre-tensioners, five three-point seatbelts and Isofix child seat mountings in the back.

Side airbags are standard on S models with full-size curtain airbags fitted on Exclusiv and SE models. Electronic Stability Control comes fitted to all cars.

The clever rear hinged doors are no gimmick. They’re actually a genuinely useful feature and are ideal if you have child seats to fit as getting to the rear seats is so straightforward. Both the front and rear doors open incredibly wide – almost to 90 degrees - so they’re also useful for older passengers who may struggle with conventional doors. The rear seats slide forward and back to increase luggage room if needed while the boot itself is impressive with 400 litres.

The rear seats neatly fold flat in one go (and the headrests don’t need to be removed) to boost boot space further, plus there’s a large underfloor storage area. If you regularly just have two in the back, you can fold the centre seat down as an armrest, which allows the two outer seats to slide inwards, creating more space. One system that debuts in the Meriva is the FlexRail - a three-tier storage system that sits between the front seats.

It’s essentially two rails with tracks that allow you to fit differing storage units or an armrest that slides along to any desired position.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Vauxhall Meriva (10-17).

  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Remote locking
  • 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
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Cruise control
  • Electric sunroof
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated seats
  • Parking sensors
  • Rear electric windows
  • Sat Nav
  • Side airbags
  • Steel wheels

Active equipment

Active standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Cruise control
  • Front fog lights
  • Side airbags
Active optional equipment
None available

Active Limited Edition equipment

Active Limited Edition standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Cruise control
  • Front fog lights
  • Side airbags
Active Limited Edition optional equipment
None available

Club equipment

Club standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Audio remote
  • Cruise control
  • Side airbags
  • Steel wheels
Club optional equipment
  • Alarm

Energy equipment

Energy standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Cruise control
  • Front fog lights
  • Side airbags
Energy optional equipment
None available

Excite equipment

Excite standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Cruise control
  • Front fog lights
  • Side airbags
Excite optional equipment
  • Alarm
  • Steel wheels

Excite Limited Edition equipment

Excite Limited Edition standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Cruise control
  • Front fog lights
  • Side airbags
Excite Limited Edition optional equipment
  • Alarm
  • Steel wheels

Exclusiv equipment

Exclusiv standard equipment
  • Audio remote
  • Cruise control
  • Side airbags
  • Steel wheels
Exclusiv optional equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm

Exclusiv Limited Edition equipment

Exclusiv Limited Edition standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Cruise control
  • Front fog lights
  • Side airbags
Exclusiv Limited Edition optional equipment
  • Alarm
  • Steel wheels

Expression equipment

Expression standard equipment
  • Steel wheels
Expression optional equipment
None available

Life equipment

Life standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Cruise control
  • Front fog lights
  • Side airbags
Life optional equipment
None available

S equipment

S standard equipment
  • Side airbags
  • Steel wheels
S optional equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm

SE equipment

SE standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Cruise control
  • Electric sunroof
  • Front fog lights
  • Rear electric windows
  • Side airbags
SE optional equipment
  • Alarm

Tech Line equipment

Tech Line standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Cruise control
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated seats
  • Parking sensors
  • Rear electric windows
  • Sat Nav
  • Side airbags
Tech Line optional equipment
  • Alarm

Euro NCAP Rating – 5 stars

The Vauxhall Meriva (10-17) was tested by Euro NCAP in 2010 and was awarded a 5 star overall rating. This overall rating is calculated from the following individual ratings:

5 star rating
Test 2010
Individual safety ratings
Adult Occupant: 89%
Child Occupant: 77%
Pedestrian: 55%
Safety Assist: 86%

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.