Vauxhall Zafira

Vauxhall Zafira information: everything you need to know if you own it, are thinking of buying one or just want to find out more about the Zafira and Zafira Tourer. Click on the links below for all of CAR magazine’s news, reviews, videos, scoops and spy photos of the 4-series car range. We list the top 10 stories for each model – and where appropriate you can click on ‘More’ to browse even more of our archive.

Background
Confusingly there are actually two Vauxhall Zafira models to choose from: the Zafira and the Zafira Tourer. The Tourer is the more up to date model, with bigger dimensions to cram in more luggage and more room for passengers. The Zafira is the older, familiar model with less space but a lower price tag. Both are seven-seaters. For more information, click on our further stories on the links below.

60sec road test
The Tourer is Vauxhall’s attempt at an S-Max, a larger, more sophisticated MPV while the Zafira remains on sale to keep a foothold in the compact sector against the likes of C-Max and Scenic. The original Zafira wowed us with its magic disappearing seats, and the Tourer’s picked up the baton with all five seats now individual. As the outer seats slide forwards they also move inboard, while the middle pew can fold into a narrow armrest. It’s not great to drive in the manner of a Ford C-Maz or S-Max, but that’s no deal-breaker. It’s a people carrier after all.

The one we’d buy
The Tourer

The one we’d avoid like the plague
The rattly old stager without the Tourer bit

Rivals to consider
Citreon C4 Picasso, Ford C-Max/S-Max, Kia Carens, Renault Scenic

For
Flexible seating layout, smooth ride, tech available, seven people really do fit

Against
Non-Tourer Zafira now a bit long in the tooth, forgettable driving experience

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