Opel Meriva SE (2014)
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Opel Meriva SE (2014) review: 32 facts and highlights

1. better fuel economy (city)

Fuel economy is a measurement of fuel efficiency, based on how far you can travel with a certain amount of petrol (gasoline). A lower fuel economy means the car will be cheaper to run.
5l/100 km
Peugeot 301 Berline (2014): 0l/100 km

2. better fuel economy (highway)

Fuel economy is a measurement of fuel efficiency, based on how far you can travel with a certain amount of petrol (gasoline). A lower fuel economy means the car will be cheaper to run.
7.6l/100 km
Peugeot 301 Berline (2014): 0l/100 km

3. higher maximum torque

Torque is a measurement of an engine’s power, closely related to horsepower. More torque indicates a more powerful car, and is also a good indication of its acceleration.
130Nm
BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo 535i (2014): 400Nm

4. Has front-wheel drive

Front-wheel drive is the most common type of drivetrain and offers several advantages. It is cheaper to manufacture (reducing the cost of the vehicle) and also lighter which helps improve fuel economy. Due to having the weight of the engine over the drive wheels it also benefits from increased traction.
Opel Meriva SE (2014)
84% have it

5. better fuel economy (combined)

Fuel economy is a measurement of fuel efficiency, based on how far you can travel with a certain amount of petrol (gasoline). A lower fuel economy means the car will be cheaper to run.
6l/100 km
Peugeot 301 Berline (2014): 0l/100 km

6. Has Bluetooth

Bluetooth is a wireless technology that allows you to easily transfer data between different devices, such as smartphones, tablets and computers.
Opel Meriva SE (2014)
76% have it

7. Has fully independent suspension

This allows all four wheels to move up and down independently, providing a smoother ride when, for example, going over bumps in the road.
Opel Meriva SE (2014)
73% have it

8. longer wheelbase

The wheelbase is the distance between the center of the front and rear wheels. A longer wheelbase provides the car with more stability and a smoother ride (although a shorter wheelbase can provide more responsive handling).
2.64m
BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo 535i (2014): 3.07m

9. shorter length

4.3m
Renault Twizy EV 13kW (2014): 2.34m

10. smaller turn radius

The turn radius indicates the smallest circular turn a car can make. With a smaller turn radius it is easier to perform a U-turn in one attempt instead of having to reverse back and forth in order to turn around.
11.1m
Scion iQ2 (2014): 4.2m

11. greater cargo volume (seats down)

A larger cargo area is more practical as it allows you to transport more things. With some vehicles you can put the rear seats down in order to gain more space for cargo.
1496l
Fiat Doblo 1.4 (2014): 3200l

12. larger fuel tank

A larger fuel tank means that you have to stop to refill less often.
54l
Kia Rio LX (2015): 73l

13. less CO2 emissions

The CO2 emissions of the car, measured in grams per kilometre. A car with less emissions is better for the environment.
140g/km
Nissan Leaf Acenta (2014): 0g/km

14. higher Euro NCAP rating

The European New Car Assessment Programme (Euro NCAP) carries out safety tests for new vehicles, providing an overall rating for each car’s safety. It covers different areas such as safety for an adult occupant, child occupant or pedestrian.
5
Ford Fiesta ST (2014): 6

15. greater maximum trailer weight

The maximum weight of a trailer that can be towed by the vehicle.
1.3t
Opel Insignia 5-Door Hatchback: 1.8t

16. Has a petrol (gasoline) engine

A petrol (gasoline) engine offers several advantages over diesel. For example the engines tend to be lighter and cheaper than their diesel counterparts. Petrol engines also tend to have higher horsepower, and the fuel is more readily available.
Opel Meriva SE (2014)
81% have it

17. Has height-adjustable seat belts

Height-adjustable seat belts permit passengers of different sizes to move the seat belt up or down for improved comfort. They are also especially useful for increasing the safety of children.
Opel Meriva SE (2014)
61% have it

18. Has ISOFIX/LATCH

ISOFIX (also known as LATCH) is a standard system of attachment points for child safety seats, allowing them to be fitted quickly and safely.
Opel Meriva SE (2014)
82% have it

19. more cylinders

Although there are many aspects that determine the power, a higher number of cylinders is generally a good indication of the potential power of the engine.
4
BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo 535i (2014): 6

20. height

1.61m
Honda CR-Z (2014): 1.39m

21. width

1.81m
Peugeot 208 Allure (2014): 1m

22. more valves

An intake valve allows the air/fuel mixture to enter the combustion chamber. An engine with more valves tends to increase performance.
12
BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo 535i (2014): 24

23. more horsepower

Horsepower is the most common unit for measuring the power of an engine.
100hp
BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo 535i (2014): 306hp

24. Has air suspension

Air suspension offers a smoother ride than the traditional steel spring suspension. It is also often adjustable, allowing you to raise or lower it based on the type of driving you are doing.
Opel Meriva SE (2014)
33% have it

25. weight

1.78t
Opel Ampera Positiv (2014): 1.69kg

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