I think Rudy has it right… i own an SR22 TN and have owned a Meridian as well. i have about 150 hours right seat in a PC-12, and have spent time in the Eclipse, Mustang and TBM. Nothing is as comfortable as the Cirrus for sure. They make SUCH a great cockpit, but it is unfortunately neither fast nor pressurized. Between all the others, the Meridian is by far the smallest and most uncomfortable front seat. The Eclipse is a remarkably comfortable cockpit with highly customizable rear seating configurations and is a very comfortable plane to fly from the front or the back. Almost 6’s between the TBM and the Mustang for cockpit comfort, but have to give edge to the Mustang for simply being larger and more spacious. With so many great options between the TBM, Mustang, Eclipse and the PC-12, it really comes down to money and mission.
41,000 feet in both jets, each with 1100nm range, vs. 31,000ft ceiling in the TBM with a 1400nm range, 28,000 ft ceiling in the Meridian and PC-12. 100gph burn in the mustang vs. 75 in the Eclipse, vs. 60 in the TBM and PC-12, and 40 in the Meridian.
Two year warrantee on the Eclipse and Meridian, 3 year on the Mustang and an unbelievable 5 years on the TBM. $2.5m price tag for an eclipse, $2.3m for the Meridian, $3.1m for the Mustang (after the 3 for free rebate), $3.5m on the TBM, and $4.5m for the PC-12. 260kts for Meridian and PC-12, 320kts TBM, 340kts Mustang and 375kts for the Eclipse. You can do your own assessment of rear seating needs but none are as customizable as the TBM with the elite config.
Lots of factors more than front seat headroom to consider, but how great a life do we live that we get to ask these kinds of questions?? Not one of these planes is going to be a disappointment. it’s all just shades of great;) enjoy whatever you end up flying and expect none to be as fun as a Cirrus!