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2014 (63/14) Vauxhall Meriva 1.4i 16V Tech Line 5dr

Stourbridge Fiat / Motorstore / Abarth
Only £6988
£300 deposit
£134.65 per month

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Standard specification

Driver Convenience

"Lead me to the car" lights'Lights On' warning buzzer
Cruise controlElectric power steering
Information displayMobile phone system with Bluetooth (does not include telephone)
Service interval indicatorTrip computer

Entertainment

Auxiliary input socketSteering wheel mounted audio controls
USB connection 

Exterior Features

Body colour bumpersBody colour door handles
Body colour mirror housingBody colour tailgate handle
Chrome grilleDaytime running lights
Door to door illuminationElectric front windows
Electric rear windows with safety auto reverse + one touch facilityElectrically adjustable and heated door mirrors
Electrochrome anti dazzle rear view mirrorFlexDoors
Front fog lampsGreen tinted glass
Parking lightsRear window defroster
Rear wipe auto when in reverse + front wipe on 

Interior Features

12V power point for rear passengers12V power point front
2 height adjustable rear headrestsAir conditioning
Aircraft type trays in front seat backrestsAlloy front and rear door sill plates
Ambient lightingAstor/Sienna morrocana cloth upholstery
Boot lightCentre console with cupholders
Driver seat height adjustDriver sunglasses holder
Driver/passenger sunvisors and illuminated vanity mirrorsFlex floor multi-level adjustable load compartment
Flex5 seatingFlexRails with sliding tray cup holder
Front centre dome lampFront head restraints
Front reading lightsFront seat back map pockets
Instrument lighting dimmerIsofix system on outer rear seats
Leather gear knobLeather steering wheel
Passenger assist handle with coathookPollen filter
Rake/reach adjustable steering wheelRear courtesy lights
Rear door pocketsRigid loadspace cover
Split folding 2nd row - 40/20/40Storage bins under drivers seat
Storage bins under front passenger seat 

Packs

Protection pack - Meriva 

Safety

3 rear 3 point seatbeltsABS with Brake Assist
Airbag deactivation switchDriver/Front Passenger airbags
Electric child locksElectronic brake force distribution
Electronic parking brakeESP
Front seatbelt pretensioners + load limitersFront side airbags
Height adjustable front seatbeltsPedal release system
Seatbelt reminders for driver and front passenger 

Security

Electric tailgate lock with touchpadImmobiliser
Remote central locking 

Wheels

17" 5 spoke alloy wheels
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Technical specification

Emissions

CO0.6953CO2 (g/km)140
HC0.0505Noise Level dB(A)70.8
NOx0.0288Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 5

Engine and Drive Train

CamshaftDOHCCatalytic ConvertorTrue
CC1398Compression Ratio10.5:1
Cylinder LayoutIN-LINECylinders4
Cylinders - Bore (mm)73.4Cylinders - Stroke (mm)82.6
Engine LayoutFRONT TRANSVERSEFuel DeliveryMULTI POINT FUEL INJECTION
Gears5 SPEEDNumber of Valves16
TransmissionMANUAL 

Fuel Consumption

EC Combined (mpg)47.1EC Directive 1999/100/EC AppliesTrue
EC Extra Urban (mpg)56.5EC Urban (mpg)37.2

General

Badge Engine CC1.4Badge Power100
Coin Description16VCoin SeriesTech Line
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 077EManufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years6
Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years1NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %89
NCAP Child Occupant Protection %77NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 095
NCAP Pedestrian Protection %55NCAP Safety Assist %86
Service Interval Frequency - Months12Service Interval Mileage20000
Timing Belt Interval Frequency - Months60Timing Belt Interval Mileage100000
Vehicle Homologation ClassM1 

Performance

0 to 62 mph (secs)14Engine Power - BHP100
Engine Power - KW74Engine Power - PSTrue
Engine Power - RPM6000Engine Torque - LBS.FT96
Engine Torque - MKG13.28Engine Torque - NM130
Engine Torque - RPM4000Top Speed110

Tyres

Alloys?TrueTyre Size Front225/45 R17
Tyre Size Rear225/45 R17Tyre Size SpareTYRE REPAIR KIT
Wheel Style5 SPOKEWheel Type17" ALLOY

Vehicle Dimensions

Height1615Length4288
Wheelbase2644Width1812
Width (including mirrors)1994 

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)54Gross Vehicle Weight1905
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)916Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)397
Max. Roof Load60Max. Towing Weight - Braked750
Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked670Minimum Kerbweight605
No. of Seats5Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb11.06
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

Turbocharged petrol engines haven't been the default choice in small MPVs but Vauxhall's improved Meriva 1.4 VVT Turbo could alter that. Jonathan Crouch takes a look.

Ten Second Review

Vauxhall has produced a well designed and cleverly thought out small MPV in its latest Meriva. The unorthodox rear doors will attract attention but it's the roomy, well-built cabin and the neat seating system that are the car's real strengths. The 1.4 VVT Turbo models offer lively performance allied to acceptable economy while costing less than the diesel alternatives. The Meriva still isn't the most thrilling drive but it's stable, composed and reassuring on the road which might mean more to the target market.

Background

We're used to turbochargers assisting our diesel engines but they're increasingly being found in petrol cars too. And not just high performance models. By using a turbo, modern petrol engines can replicate the power of a far larger unit while controlling fuel consumption and emissions. It's an attractive combination, especially in compact cars were the price premiums attached to diesel engines are more keenly felt. Vauxhall is one of the manufacturers embracing the turbocharger but how does its 1.4-litre VVT Turbo engine work in the latest Meriva MPV? This car now has a sleeker look, higher-tech equipment and more efficient engines in a bid to better take the fight to small supermini-based MPV rivals like Ford's B-MAX and Citroen's C3 Picasso.

Driving Experience

Three versions of Vauxhall's 1.4-litre VVT petrol engine are available with the Meriva but only two are assisted by turbochargers. The 1.4-litre VVT Turbo engines come in 118bhp or 138bhp states of tune, both achieving fairly lively levels of performance. The two engines produce their peak torque from under 2,000rpm and keep it available almost until the engine reaches 5,000rpm. It makes for a strong pull through the part of the rev range where we spend most of our time in everyday driving. The 138bhp engine feels particularly lively through the gears but it is possible to get caught out at lower revs before the turbo has got into its stride forcing you to snatch a lower gear quickly to maintain progress. Refinement is pretty good with the engine staying hushed at low speeds before taking on a tuneful zing as the revs rise, only close to the limiter does the sound get slightly harsh. 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 to drive 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.

Design and Build

So, let's play spot the difference between this latest facelifted car and the outgoing version. You might well notice the revised grille, but the chrome accents that frame the front fog lamps aren't so obvious. The headlights seem to have soaked up much of the budget and now feature an 'eagle-eye' graphic. For the first time, LED daytime running lights and LED tail lights are available as an option. If you're in the mood to tick options boxes, you can also pay extra for some 18-inch alloy wheels. Otherwise it's as you were. The Meriva still differentiates itself from its many rivals via its rear-hinged back doors. The advantage of this design comes when entering and exiting the vehicle as the doors open to an angle of almost 90 degrees and you can step straight out unhindered. It also helps parents when they're strapping the kids in or fitting child car seats because there's no door in the way to manoeuvre around. The interior itself is based around the FlexSpace seating system which allows the rear seats to fold down and slide individually. Splitting the cabin on the plusher models is the FlexRail, a pair of metal runners between the front seats that various modular storage bins and arm-rests can be clipped to and slid along.

Market and Model

Prices start at around £17,000 for the 118bhp 1.4 VVT Turbo Meriva. You have to stretch up to a plusher 'Exclusiv' trim level for the 138bhp variant, hence a much higher list price of just over £19,000. Either way, you're looking at a saving of around £700 over the comparable but much feebler 1.3 CDTi diesel model. Equipment levels are reasonable. The base S models get electric windows, a CD stereo, the FlexSpace seats and an electronic parking brake but it's better to go for the Exclusiv which is more generously appointed with the FlexRail storage system, cruise control, curtain airbags and 16" alloy wheels along with various other extras.

Cost of Ownership

Unsurprisingly, it's the Meriva's diesel engines that are its most efficient but even the entry-level 74bhp 1.3 CDTi oil-burner is around £700 more than the 1.4-litre turbocharged petrol with 118bhp. Economy for this 1.4 petrol Turbo model is measured at 47.9mpg on the combined cycle and even the 138bhp engine manages over 44.8mpg which is a decent showing. Emissions for the two engines are 139 and 149g/km respectively.

Summary

Small, practical cars tend to work quite well with diesel engines but petrol is making a comeback with the help of our old friend the turbocharger. Modern turbos are aids to efficiency as well as performance because they allow smaller capacity engines to be used and Vauxhall's 1.4 VVT Turbo Meriva really can give the diesel alternatives a run for their money. Fuel economy may be less impressive but lower upfront costs and lively performance make this engine an attractive choice in Vauxhall's supermini MPV. The Meriva's pricing looks to be on the high side compared to some supermini MPV rivals but it's a sizable and sophisticated car with those novel rear doors giving it a unique appeal. While it isn't the most thrilling vehicle to drive, its safe, predictable handling should go down well with the target market and the cabin is well thought-out with strong build quality in evidence. Overall? Certainly worth a look.

Performance
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Handling
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Comfort
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Space
80%
Styling
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Build
90%
Value
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Equipment
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Economy
60%
Depreciation
70%
Insurance
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Monthly payment£134.65
Deposit£300
Term (months)60
Cash price£6988
Credit amount£6688
Completion fee£1
Total amount payable£8380
Fixed interest rate4.1%
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