The Vauxhall Zafira Tourer has the clever Flex 7 seating system and its diesel engine, with ecoFLEX option, makes it one of the cleanest seven-seat cars on the market.
The Vauxhall Zafira Tourer comes with a choice of five engines, depending on the model. The two petrol options are the 1.4 litre with 139 bhp and a six-speed manual gearbox, with the option of an automatic gearbox. This model accelerates from 0-60 mph in 9.9 seconds. The 1.8 litre engine with 139 bhp has also a five-speed manual gearbox and will reach 60 mph from a standstill in 10.9 seconds. There are three diesel engines, 109 bhp, 129 bhp and 163 bhp. The least powerful achieves a 0 to 60 mph time of 10.6 seconds, whilst the 163 bhp version will takes just 9.8 seconds. All the diesel engines come with a six-speed manual gearbox, although there is also a six-speed automatic option on the 163 bhp model.
Interior & Technology
The Vauxhall Zafira is available in five trim levels, the Exclusiv, ES, SRi, SE and Elite, with varying but generous equipment levels, depending on the model chosen. In case of the ES entry level model this means, air-conditioning, CD player with MP3 format or stereo radio, DAB digital radio, Aux-in socket, remote control deadlocking, cruise control, steering wheel mounted audio controls, electric heated and adjustable door mirrors, luggage compartment cover and 16 or 17-inch steel wheels; black roof rails also come as standard.
The Exclusiv has 17-inch alloy wheels, ambient lighting, USB connectivity, passenger seat storage box, front fog lights, front and rear electric windows, front and rear park assist, cup-holders and covered storage between front passenger and driver. The sporty SRi has tinted rear windows, 18-inch alloy wheels, sports pedals, sports chassis, leather gear knob, leather sports steering wheel, alarm system and roof spoiler. The Elite model has ergonomic sports seats, leather trim, panoramic windscreen and panoramic sunroof.
The Vauxhall Zafira Tourer is aimed at family motoring and has comprehensive safety equipment. There are six airbags, including driver and front passenger airbags, front side-impact airbags and full-size curtain airbags. All models also come with electronic stability programme and hill start assist. In addition, there are extra safety systems available, including Following Distance indication, which helps drivers to keep a safer distance between them and the car in front and Forward Collision Alert, which warns the driver if there is an imminent risk of collision.