The car has been labeled the most reliable small MPV, having ‘substantially fewer breakdowns than the average’ in Germany.
The statistics cover vehicles from the last six registration years.
The new Vauxhall Meriva won high marks in each year from 2005 to 2010.
Meanwhile, the new Vauxhall Corsa received the best ADAC rating and also won for lowest rate of defects in 2010 from the German automotive agency DEKRA.
The new Vauxhall Astra and new Vauxhall Zafira also gained top scores, achieving the best evaluation grade in the breakdown statistics for 2009 and 2010.
Launched in 2003, the new Vauxhall Meriva has been credited with encouraging the small MPV sector in the UK and Europe. Its FlexSpace rear seating system allows passengers to adjust their seats for more leg or shoulder room as well as for more boot space. Reportedly, it has sold over 112,000 between 2003 and 2010.
The statistics cover Vauxhall/Opel models registered in Germany in the last six years.