MercedesBenz Viano | What Car Review | Mumsnet Cars

28 Апр 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »
Mercedes-Benz Viano


Lots of adjustment for the position and the dash is easy to use

Tried and tested engines pose any problems, and build pretty solid


up to eight but heavy seats its versatility

Standard and extras

enough but not outstanding, with parking sensors a cost

What’s it like to drive?

The Viano is a large, heavy and although the two 2.1-litre diesel (a 134bhp badged 2.0 CDI and a 161bhp 2.2 CDI) provide decent they’re not quick and, you need to rev them a lot to get a move on, noisy at low speeds. The 221bhp 3.0 V6 provides more pace. versions come as a five-speed as standard with the option of a manual gearbox, although the is auto only and you can’t the cheapest engine with the trim. The Viano is surprisingly to manoeuvre, thanks to a neat circle, but it feels its size on bends. A lot of road imperfections can be in

the cabin, so the ride is pretty

What’s it like inside?

The isn’t particularly classy but the and centre console are sensibly out and cabin stowage is excellent. visibility is hampered by the thick pillars.

There’s a choice of lengths and, while are seven seats as standard, you can six or eight to allow for more or more space for them. The doors slide to help rear access and you can move the seats back and forth to the bias for passengers or boot However, the seats are heavy to or remove, so the Viano isn’t as as many rivals, whose fold flat into the

Unlike many seven-seaters, two points are offered on both the and rearmost rows of seats, of the configuration you have; bear in however, that on three-seat these are on the middle and adjacent seats so space for two child may be limited. Middle-row Isofix also have top-tether

Entry-level Ambiente trim is including alloys, leather and Sport adds firmer and sporty details while brings other aesthetic and six luxury seats. However, too features remain on the options for all models, including parking and sat-nav.

How reliable is it?

The Viano generally well built, and some of the lower plastics a bit flimsy, overall the Viano robust enough to deal family life. All models with stability control and brake assist, but rear airbags are a cost option, in the eight-seat version. Also, you manually disable the front airbag; the only way to do this is by a Mercedes-branded child seat carries a transponder that is by the car and automatically switches off the airbag All models have an alarm and

Should I buy one?

The Viano is expensive compared with and the prices look even when you consider that essentially a van with windows and Dealers do offer discounts but values aren’t very despite the premium badge. All manage more than but that’s not great compared rivals, either. The same for CO2 emissions.

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