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2010 (10) Vauxhall Meriva 1.4i 16V Life 5dr

Glasgow Bishopbriggs Toyota

This vehicle may have been advertised at the higher price for less than 28 days, but for a minimum of 10 days.

Standard specification

Driver Convenience

'Lights On' warning buzzerElectric power steering
Information displayMulti function display
Service interval indicator 

Entertainment

6 speakersSteering wheel mounted audio controls

Exterior Features

Black door handlesBlack side protection mouldings
Body colour bumpersChrome trim on tailgate
Door to door illuminationGreen tinted glass
High level brake lightParking lights
Rear wipe auto when in reverse + front wipe onRoof mounted aerial
Variable intermittent front wash/wipe 

Interior Features

3 rear headrests3 spoke steering wheel
Centre console with cupholdersCloth trim
Coin trayDriver seat height adjust
Driver/passenger sunvisors and vanity mirrorsFlex5 seating
Front centre dome lampFront door pockets with bottle holders
Front head restraintsIlluminated glovebox
Illumination of luggage compartmentInstrument lighting dimmer
Isofix system on outer rear seatsMatt Chrome handbrake knob
Matt Chrome interior door handlesPassenger assist handle with coathook
Pollen filterRear centre console with air vents
Rigid loadspace coverSplit folding 2nd row - 40/20/40
Storage bins under drivers seatStorage bins under front passenger seat
Theatre dimming interior lights 

Packs

Electric pack - Meriva Life 

Safety

3 rear 3 point seatbeltsABS with Brake Assist
Driver and passenger airbagsElectronic brake force distribution
Front seatbelt pretensioners + load limitersHeight adjustable seatbelts
Pedal release system 

Security

Electric tailgate lock with touchpadImmobiliser
Remote central locking 

Trim

Charcoal metallic centre consoleMatt chrome dash inserts

Wheels

15" steel wheels with full wheel covers
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Technical specification

Emissions

CO0.278CO2 (g/km)148
HC0.041Noise Level dB(A)72
NOx0.018Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 4

Engine and Drive Train

CamshaftDOHCCatalytic ConvertorTrue
CC1364Compression Ratio10.5:1
Cylinder LayoutIN-LINECylinders4
Cylinders - Bore (mm)73.4Cylinders - Stroke (mm)80.6
Engine CodeZ14XEPEngine LayoutFRONT TRANSVERSE
Fuel DeliveryMULTI POINT FUEL INJECTIONGears5 SPEED
Number of Valves16TransmissionMANUAL

Fuel Consumption

EC Combined (mpg)45.6EC Directive 1999/100/EC AppliesTrue
EC Extra Urban (mpg)55.4EC Urban (mpg)34.9

General

Badge Engine CC1.4Badge Power90
Coin Description16VCoin SeriesLIFE
Insurance Group 14Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 079E
Insurance Group 2EManufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years6
Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years1EURO NCAP Front and Side Impact test - Star Rating.9
EURO NCAP Pedestrian test - Star Rating.9Service Interval Frequency - Months12
Service Interval Mileage20000Standard manufacturers warranty - Years3
Vehicle Homologation ClassM1 

Performance

0 to 60 mph (secs)True0 to 62 mph (secs)13.4
Engine Power - BHP90Engine Power - KW66
Engine Power - PSTrueEngine Power - RPM5600
Engine Torque - LBS.FT92Engine Torque - MKG13
Engine Torque - NM125Engine Torque - RPM4000
Top Speed104 

Tyres

Tyre Size Front185/60 R15Tyre Size Rear185/60 R15
Tyre Size SpareTYRE REPAIR KITWheel Type15" STEEL

Vehicle Dimensions

Height1624Length4052
Wheelbase2630Width1694
Width (including mirrors)1948 

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)53Gross Vehicle Weight1785
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)1410Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)350
Max. Loading Weight530Max. Roof Load75
Max. Towing Weight - Braked1000Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked665
Minimum Kerbweight1255No. of Seats5
Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb10.42
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Independent review

Review courtesy of Car and Driving

Vauxhall Meriva

Introduction

Vauxhall's improved Meriva supermini MPV aims to inject a little innovation into a market segment that's all about practicality. June Neary checks it out

Will It Suit Me?

We all know about superminis. Well, supermini MPVs are cars for people who can't quite manage with one of those. They offer more cabin space, both overhead and around the ankles, increased versatility, courtesy of the kind of sliding, folding seats seen in large MPV products, and there's usually quite a bit of additional storage space squeezed in there too. It doesn't sound particularly exciting but these are features that can really make a car much easier to live with day to day and Vauxhall's Meriva has one or two other tricks up its sleeve. The original Meriva was a very straight-laced small car. It was dull to look at but sturdily built and with useful extra versatility compared to the Corsa on which it was based. This improved second generation version is far more adventurous in its design and instantly feels more like a car in its own right rather than an extended supermini. Behind these first impressions are a distinctive exterior design, a clever seating arrangement and doors that open the wrong way.

Practicalities

It's the Meriva's doors that will get people talking but I'd question whether they really aid the practicality of the car that much. Basically, the rear doors are hinged on their rear edge rather than at the front as you'd find in most conventional cars. It means that they open out the opposite way to the front side doors so that the whole side of the car is more easily accessible. There's still a B-pillar in the middle of the opening to support the roof but with the door out of the way, it's easier for parents to lean in to buckle up child seatbelts or attach a car seat. The downside is that actually getting into the Meriva's back seats is made a little trickier because you need to turn as you lower yourself inside. Plus getting out in confined spaces can be more problematic. Whatever your feeling about the rear-hinged doors, there are plenty of other aspects of the Meriva's design that impress from a practicality standpoint. The car is designed to give all occupants a great view out with its large glass area and upright seating. A kink in the belt line makes the rear windows deeper to help kids see out and a panoramic glass roof is available as an option. The seating too is very versatile with all the rear chairs folding flat individually in one movement. The build quality is also good with all the controls operating with a sturdy efficiency.

Behind the Wheel

The Mervia's steering is on the weighty side for a supermini MPV which is appreciated on the open road but less beneficial when performing low speed manoeuvres. The car generally feels very substantial and reassuring with plenty of grip and safe, predictable handling. It isn't the most enjoyable supermini MPV to drive but it's comfortable and relaxing which might well count for more with buyers in this sector. There's only one engine in the Meriva range that doesn't have a turbocharger, the 99bhp 1.4 16v petrol unit, but that same engine can be ordered in turbocharged guises packing 118bhp or a hefty 138bhp. It's the diesel I think you should go for though, a new 1.6 CDTi unit lately added to the line-up offering either 110 or 136PS and either way, blessed with prodigious pulling power.

Value For Money

The Meriva can be ordered in Expression, S, Exclusiv, Energy, Tech Line and SE trim levels. All models come with a CD stereo with USB and AUX connections, heated door mirrors, electric windows and an electronic parking brake. The Exclusiv is likely to be a popular choice with its air-conditioning, cruise control, curtain airbags and the FlexRail storage system. Pricing (which starts at around £12,500) reflects this Meriva's increase in size and sophistication compared to its predecessor and it can look a little expensive next to rivals.

Could I Live With One?

This improved Meriva is undoubtedly one of the top supermini MPVs and it has some genuinely neat design touches accompanied by a real feeling of quality. It's going to be a lot more user-friendly for a growing family than a conventional supermini, even if the jury is still out on those unusual doors and it's also quite enjoyable to drive.

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Handling
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Comfort
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Space
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Styling
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Build
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Value
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Equipment
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Economy
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Depreciation
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Insurance
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