The Viano’s steering wheel adjusts for reach and rake, and the driver’s seat can be raised and lowered to suit. That means drivers of all shapes and sizes should be able to get comfortable. The dashboard and centre console are sensibly laid out, and there’s excellent cabin stowage, but visibility is hurt by the thick front pillars.
Mercedes-Benz Viano MPV space & practicality
The Viano has seven seats as standard, or you can choose six individual chairs with loads of elbowroom or eight seats for maximum people-carrying ability. Whichever set-up you go for, the seats are heavy to slide or remove, so tapping into the car’s full versatility takes some serious effort. Rival MPVs have seats that fold flat into the floor, so are far more user-friendly.
Mercedes-Benz Viano MPV equipment
Ambiente is the most basic trim, and comes with air-con, leather upholstery, remote locking, alloys, cruise control, Bluetooth and metallic paint. It’s the best model in the range. Sport models add a sports suspension and sportier alloys and pedals, but that’s it. Even the Avantgarde range-topper only adds side skirts, chrome bumper strips and six individual luxury seats.