For The Vauxhall Zafira is as roomy as any mid-sized MPV, but it's better to drive than most and comes with lots of airbags as standard. Big discounts, plus the reassurance of a lifetime warranty.
Against The one-piece second-row bench means the Zafira's cabin isn't as versatile as it should be, while visibility isn't great either.
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The Vauxhall Zafira is fun to drive and cheap to run, but some rivals are more versatile.
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There are 19 Vauxhall Zafira versions available
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.
Reader test team says:
I have a Zafira life on a 07 plate and its been a pleasure to drive although I have had nothing but problems with the water system on it leading to it…
Had one of these as a hire car this last week and it reminded me about all that's bad about Vauxhall. Still after all these years they don't know what…
After having several larger engined prestige cars I wanted a car that was just that: a car. Not a status symbol, not a racing machine, just a…
Bought this here in Spain in Dec 2005 (badged as Opel) as a family car to do longer journeys and more miles and in the beginning it was fantastic. A…