Parkers overall rating: 3.5 out of 5 3.5

It Meriva earned a decent four out of five stars in the Euro NCAP crash tests, but is fitted with airbags for the driver and passenger only. An electronic stability control system keeps the handling manageable even in slippery conditions. The pedals have been designed to collapse upon impact to prevent injury to the driver’s legs.

It’s shorter and narrower than an Astra, but thanks to the tall design its boot is slightly larger (enough for two large suitcases) and can be further increased by up to 200 litres (enough for a third large suitcase) by sliding the rear seats forward. Those seats also fold for even greater carrying capacity although they don’t lay totally flush with the floor.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Vauxhall Meriva VXR (06-09).

  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Cruise control
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Electric sunroof
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Rear electric windows
  • Remote locking
  • Service indicator
  • Sports seats
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Traction control

Equipment by trim level

To view equipment options for a specific trim level, please select from the following list:

VXR equipment

VXR standard equipment
Same as basic equipment
VXR optional equipment
None available