The Viano is extremely expensive compared with MPV rivals, and the prices look even crazier once you remember that it’s essentially a van with windows and seats. Yes, discounts are available, but resale values aren’t very strong, despite the premium badge. All versions manage more than 30mpg, but that’s not great compared with the figures of other MPVs. The same goes for CO2 emissions.
Mercedes-Benz Viano MPV quality & reliability
The Viano feels sturdy enough and generally well built. Some of the trim around the base of the rear seats feels flimsy, but the overall impression is one of sufficient quality to deal with family life. The oily bits are all proven, so we don’t expect a problem with reliability.
Mercedes-Benz Viano MPV safety & security
All models come with stability control and emergency brake assist, while those in the front seats are protected by front and side airbags. However, those sitting behind don’t get any airbag protection unless you add optional curtain ‘bags at extra cost. In a car that can carry up to eight people, that’s just not good enough. For security, all models have remote central locking, an alarm and immobiliser.