If you look at how the MPV developed over the years, it’s fair to say the Vauxhall Zafira Tourer’s great grandfather, the Zafira, was something of a trendsetter. The Renault Espace may have created this class in Europe, but it was the Zafira that first put seven seats in a compact MPV.
The current model is no different in that regard. Despite being a similar size to an Astra estate, there’s space for seven and plenty of interior flexibility. As an added bonus, the Zafira Tourer is cheaper than rivals such as the Volkswagen Touran and Citroën Grand C4 Picasso, as well as seven-seat SUVs such as the Peugeot 5008.
Keep with us over the next few pages for our in-depth verdict on the Zafira Tourer, where we’ll cover driving impressions, practicality and running costs.
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