For The cabin looks and feels classy, and there’s plenty of room in the first two rows. The cleanest diesel has very low running costs and every Vauxhall Zafira Tourer comes well equipped.

Against The rearmost seats aren’t comfortable for adults, while the middle three are heavy and not that easy to flip up or fold down. The ride and handling could also be better, and the diesel versions sound rough.

Vauxhall Zafira Tourer MPV
33 5stars

The Vauxhall Zafira Tourer is a decent MPV, but the best rivals are easier to live with because they’re more practical and refined.

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There are 24 Vauxhall Zafira Tourer versions available

MPV 1.8i 140 Tech Line 5dr £20,575
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
MPV 1.4T 140 Tech Line 5dr £20,875
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
MPV 1.8i 140 ES 5dr £21,760
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
MPV 2.0 CDTi 130 Tech Line 5dr £22,275
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
MPV 1.8i 140 Exclusiv 5dr £22,800
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
MPV 1.4T 140 Exclusiv 5dr £23,100
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
MPV 2.0 CDTi 130 ES 5dr £23,460
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
MPV 1.6 CDTi 136 Tech Line 5dr £23,690
What Car? says:5 stars out of 5
MPV 2.0 CDTi 170 Tech Line 5dr £23,890
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
MPV 1.4T 140 SRi 5dr £24,450
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
MPV 1.4T 140 SE 5dr £24,485
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
MPV 2.0 CDTi 130 Exclusiv 5dr £24,500
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
MPV 2.0 CDTi 130 SRi 5dr £25,850
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
MPV 2.0 CDTi 130 SE 5dr £25,885
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
MPV 1.6 CDTi 136 Exclusiv 5dr £25,915
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
MPV 1.4T 140 Elite 5dr £25,965
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
MPV 2.0 CDTi 170 Exclusiv 5dr £26,115
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
MPV 1.6 CDTi 136 SE 5dr £27,300
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
MPV 1.6 CDTi 136 SRi S/S 5dr £27,300
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
MPV 2.0 CDTi 130 Elite 5dr £27,365
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
MPV 2.0 CDTi 170 SE 5dr £27,500
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
MPV 2.0 CDTi 170 SRi 5dr £27,530
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
MPV 1.6 CDTi 136 Elite S/S 5dr £28,780
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
MPV 2.0 CDTi 170 Elite 5dr £29,045
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5

Buyer's notes

Target Price team says:

The Vauxhall Zafira Tourer is sold alongside the standard Zafira, but is a more upmarket offering, with some extra practicality.

There are two petrol engines to choose between, a 138bhp 1.8 litre or a pricier turbocharged 1.4 with the same power but better efficiency. There's only one 2.0-litre diesel, but it comes in 109bhp, 128bhp, 163bhp and twin-turbo 192bhp forms.

The Tourer comes in a wide range of trims, too, with the third rung on the ladder – Tech Line – the best option. It has more kit than the two trims below it, yet strangely, it actually costs less.

We'd avoid the top two trims because they push the price too high, although they do bring more versatile 'Lounge Seating'. This works in much the same way as the seating in lesser models, but the central seat in the second row can be folded upwards to create an armrest. The outer seats then slide backwards and inwards, giving their occupants improved legroom and shoulder room.

Reader test team says:

Vauxhall Zafira Tourer MPV 2.0 CDTi 130 Exclusiv 5dr

Had the how to get three car seats in crisis and searched high and low for a solution. Tried the new Citreon Picasso 1.6 116bhp and yes it fitted…

Christopher Hardwell

5 out of 5 stars

Vauxhall Zafira Tourer MPV 1.4T ES 5dr

Iv got the Tech-Line 1.8 and can't fault it in ant way I did have the SRI 2.0 165bhp diesel but changed because of the DPF I'm more happy now with the…

Drew Ness

5 out of 5 stars
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