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Vauxhall Zafira MPV 1.7 CDTi 110 ecoFLEX Exclusiv 5dr Review

For The economy and emissions are what will attract people to the Vauxhall Zafira 1.7 CDTi 110 ecoFLEX Exclusiv - it's the only one to average more than 50mpg and emit less than 140g/km CO2.

Against If you're not completely bothered by the low running costs and good economy, you may fancy the better performance of the similarly priced 1.9-litre diesel-engined model.

Vauxhall Zafira MPV

What Car? says

2 out of 5 stars

Budget-conscious or green motorists will be attracted to the Vauxhall Zafira 1.7 CDTi 110 ecoFLEX Exclusiv, but its relative lack of performance may push you towards a CDTi 120 model.

What Car? readers say


Key facts

12.5 secs
Top speed
111 mph
Average mpg
Tank range
709 miles
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Buyer's notes

Target Price team says:

The original Vauxhall Zafira pretty much started a revolution when it was launched, and even though this latest version may not have the ultimate flexibility of its more modern rivals, it’s still a decent MPV.

In the front five seats, for instance, it’s as spacious as any one of its rivals, while it’s also better to drive than many.

It only really looks off the pace in the rearmost seats, which have only enough room for children, and in the centre bench, which is in one piece when many rivals have three individual seats.

For the most part, the engines are all up to the job of hauling around such a big car. However, the smart money goes on one of the smooth, punchy diesels. Likewise, we’d avoid the most basic trim, but Exclusiv will give you everything you really need.

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