The brand’s five door multipurpose machine expires against the C-Max and Scenic, and follows an identical format to those contenders; an adaptable interior, a variety of engines that goes from the 1.6 to a 1.7 turbo diesel, little overall dimensions.
Performance isn’t startling – that market sector doesn’t have startling – but is very adequate for the small multi-purpose vehicle market. Handling is predictable, biased towards ride comfort, and noise levels are very well suppressed. Meriva is a lot praised because of its build quality, too.
Just like others in this market sector there’s some criticism how the car doesn’t possess a third row of seats, but it doesn’t seem to be affecting sales of the Meriva, that is meeting the targets set for this by General Motors.