Mercedes Benz Viano Review & Ratings
- 12 February 2018
- Author: Nikolas Perseputto
If you want a premium badge on your eight-seater family transporter, you’ll need to pay a premium price for the Viano. The trouble is, apart from little luxuries such as leather upholstery, wood-effect inlays, air-con and bluetooth, there’s very little that sets this car apart from its rivals.
With all the seats up, luggage space is disappointing at just 430 litres – smaller than a standard saloon car’s – although it is big enough to mean you won’t have to cut back on the family’s weekly shopping. However, your passengers won’t thank you for choosing an MPV with such an unsettled ride.
The stylish cabin is well built, however, as well as being spacious and comfortable for passengers. Seating is flexible, at least in theory – the heavy seats don’t fold flat, so you’ll need to put some elbow grease into sliding or removing them if you want more load space. Sliding doors do make lugging child seats in and out a doddle, though.