Euro NCAP Crash Test Results

Test results and safety ratings

Vauxhall Meriva 2003

1.6 XE , small MPV

Test Date: Jan 2003

Vauxhall Meriva crash test picture Crash Star Rating Crash Rating 4 Stars
Front-impact score
Side-impact score
Seat belt reminder
Total score
10 (63.0%)
16 (89.0%)
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26
Pedestrian Star Rating Pedestrian Rating 1 Star
Pedestrian-test score 3 (8.0%)

Compare with other cars in the Small MPV category

The Meriva's body withstood the front and side impacts. Its high-set seating helped protect in the side impact. The frontal impact exposed flaws in its safeguards for child passengers but it was better in the side impact. The poor pedestrian safety was disappointing for a new design.

Driver head - Good
Driver neck - Good
Driver chest - Marginal
Driver abdomen
Driver right femur - Marginal Driver left femur - Marginal
Driver right lower leg - Marginal Driver left lower leg - Good
Driver right foot - Marginal Driver left foot - Marginal
Passenger head - Good
Passenger neck - Good
Passenger chest - Marginal
Passenger abdomen
Passenger right femur - Good Passenger left femur - Good
Passenger right lower leg - Adequate Passenger left lower leg - Good
Passenger right foot Passenger left foot
Side impact head - Good
Side impact chest - Good
Side impact abdomen - Good
Side impact pelvis - Good
Side impact head - Good, Pole test - Pass
Side impact chest - Adequate
Side impact abdomen - Good
Side impact pelvis - Good
Green = Good Good
Yellow = Adequate Adequate
Orange = Marginal Marginal
Brown = Weak Weak
Red = Poor Poor
with head and side airbag option