VAUXHALL Meriva 1.8i 16v 5dr MPV [2006]

  • Used model
  • Petrol, MPV
  • 1796cc (1.8 litre), Manual 5-speed, door
190 g/km
36 mpg
NGC Rating
The NGC Rating expresses a vehicle’s environmental impact as a score ranging from 0 for the greenest cars to 100+ for the most polluting.

VAUXHALL Meriva review

NGC verdict 27.03.2014

Vauxhall has face lifted the Meriva at the right time as sales were more than a quarter in January compared with same month last year. Gentle restyling makes the car look modern and the line-up now includes a top of the range. Rear hinged back doors are still unique in the sector and apparently loved by parents with younger children. The rear seats, and boot floor and shelves can be fitted in a variety of positions and there are more than 30 storage compartments for the everyday stuff of life.

The new state of the art 1.6 litre engine is billed with some justification as 'whisper quiet', through road and wind noise are still not good enough. Some of the car's interior trim also isn't quite up to the mark considering the prices asked if you climb up the range.

Review by Russell Bray

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Whole life cost index
The NGC Whole Life Cost Index expresses a vehicle's total cost of ownership for a private (non-business) driver based on 3 years with 10,000 miles average annual mileage.


Official MPG is combined figure from NEDC test cycle; Real MPG is estimated based on real world driving conditions; Fuel cost is an indicative figure based on Real MPG and petrol price of 106.7p/litre.
Official MPG
36 mpg
7.9 litres / 100km
Real MPG
32 mpg
8.9 litres / 100km
Fuel cost
15.4 p/mile
Fuel price
107 p/litre


Official CO2 emissions from the NEDC test cycle. Euro standard, NOx and PM (particulates) are official air quality measures. Env Ratings are part of the NGC Rating. GHG = Green house gas rating – measures the impact of lifecycle CO2, AQ = air quality and measures the lifecycle impact of air quality emissions including NOx and particulates.
Official CO2
190 g/km
Tailpipe only
Euro std
4 euro
NOx:24 PM:0
Env Ratings
0 = least polluting

VAUXHALL Meriva 1.8i 16v 5dr MPV [2006] key information

  • Practicality
    door, seats
  • Engine Size
    1796cc (1.8 litre)
  • Transmission
    Manual 5-speed
  • Engine Power
    HP / PS
  • Acceleration 0-60
  • Top Speed
    0 mph / 0 kph
  • NCAP Safety Rating
  • Congestion charge
    No Discount

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