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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.

Vauxhall Zafira MPV
22 5stars

The Vauxhall Zafira is fun to drive and cheap to run, but some rivals are more versatile.

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There are 24 Vauxhall Zafira versions available

MPV 1.6i VVT 115 Exclusiv 5dr £18,920
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
MPV 1.8i VVT 120 Exclusiv 5dr £19,115
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
MPV 1.6i VVT 115 Exclusiv Nav 5dr £19,670
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
MPV 1.8i VVT 140 Exclusiv 5dr £19,855
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
MPV 1.8i VVT 120 Exclusiv Nav 5dr £19,865
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
MPV 1.8i VVT 140 Exclusiv Nav 5dr £20,605
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
MPV 1.6i VVT 115 Excite 5dr £20,820
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
MPV 1.8i VVT 120 Excite 5dr £21,015
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
MPV 1.7 CDTi 110 ecoFLEX Exclusiv 5dr £21,120
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
MPV 1.7 CDTi 125 ecoFLEX Exclusiv 5dr £21,370
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
MPV 1.8i VVT 140 Excite 5dr £21,755
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
MPV 1.7 CDTi 110 ecoFLEX Excl' Nav 5dr £21,870
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
MPV 1.7 CDTi 125 ecoFLEX Excl' Nav 5dr £22,120
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
MPV 1.6i VVT 115 Design 5dr £22,325
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
MPV 1.8i VVT 120 Design 5dr £22,520
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
MPV 1.7 CDTi 110 ecoFLEX Excite 5dr £23,010
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
MPV 1.6i VVT 115 Design Nav 5dr £23,075
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
MPV 1.8i VVT 140 Design 5dr £23,260
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
MPV 1.8i VVT 120 Design Nav 5dr £23,270
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
MPV 1.8i VVT 140 Design Nav 5dr £24,010
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
MPV 1.7 CDTi 110 ecoFLEX Design 5dr £24,515
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
MPV 1.7 CDTi 125 ecoFLEX Design 5dr £24,765
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
MPV 1.7 CDTi 110 ecoFLEX Des'n Nav 5dr £25,265
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
MPV 1.7 CDTi 125 ecoFLEX Des'n Nav 5dr £25,515
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5

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.

Reader test team says:

Vauxhall Zafira MPV 1.6i 16v Expression 5dr

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…

Sarah Ward

3 out of 5 stars

Vauxhall Zafira MPV 1.7 CDTi 110 ecoFLEX Design 5dr

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…

Steve Garrett

1 out of 5 stars

Vauxhall Zafira MPV 1.6i 16v 105 Life AC 5dr

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…

James Colvin

4 out of 5 stars

Vauxhall Zafira MPV 1.9 CDTi 120 Design 5dr

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…

Jose Dominguez

2 out of 5 stars
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