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Parkers overall rating: 4 out of 5 4.0

High driving position gives a good all-round view. The seats and steering wheel are adjustable, which makes it easy to get comfortable. Dials are clear, but some radio buttons are too small and fiddly. However, Zafira’s driving position does feel more ‘van-like’ than the Astra on which it is based.

Wind and road noise means that Zafira’s less refined on the motorway, but it’s otherwise competent, changing lanes and overtaking easily. The driver and front passenger have plenty of space and the seats are quite supportive. Adults in the rear will feel rather confined if travelling for any length of time, though kids should be fine.