Vauxhall Zafira Tourer review - What's it like to drive?

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  • New Zafira Tourer MPV driven
  • Priced from £21,000
  • On sale now
Our test car was fitted with the adjustable suspension system, Flexride, and it gives the Zafira Tourer a pretty comfortable motorway ride. Unfortunately, the system doesn't work as well at lower speeds, where there's a bit too much body shimmy and suspension thump.

The steering could also be better – it's light and easy around town, but offers little feedback or reassurance in corners.

Still, the Zafira Tourer doesn't suffer from much body roll, and while its big door mirrors generate some wind noise, there's little road noise.

We tried the flagship 162bhp 2.0-litre diesel engine, which comes with an engine stop-start system to minimise fuel consumption. This motor delivers punchy performance when it's in its sweet spot, but it isn't as flexible as the best diesels and can sound rather rough.

This 2.0-litre engine is also offered in 109bhp, 129bhp and 129bhp stop-start forms, while petrol buyers can choose from a 1.8 and a turbocharged 1.4 that's available with and without stop-start.

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