The Meriva is available with petrol and turbodiesel engines ranging from 1.3L to 1.8L, with power going from 70PS (51kW) to 125PS (92kW). The base model is also available with an Easytronic sequential manual transmission.
In Argentina there are several versions available:
- GL 1.8L 8V, base model, air conditioning.
- GL Plus 1.8L 8V, (GL with anti-lock braking system)
- GL Plus 1.8L 8V, with airbags
- GLS (top of the line) 1.8L 16V, ABS, EBD, front airbags, special rims, Flex5.
- GLS Turbo Diesel 1.7L
- GLS Turbo Diesel 1.8L
- Easytronic 1.8L 8V, air conditioning, ABS, front airbags, Flex5.
Like its bigger sibling, the Zafira, the Meriva has a flexible interior, named FlexSpace. Although it only has five seats in two rows, the second row can be moved forward and backwards, or pushed into the floor, making a straight platform for increased boot space. The second row can accommodate two or three passengers. In the two-passenger mode, the seats are separated from the doors and from each other much like the front seats. In three-passenger mode the back seat looks like a regular one piece seat. The front seat can be pushed fully backwards while the rear passengers can still get more than a decent amount of leg room. It has a generous trunk that can be further extended pushing the back seats into the floor.