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Vauxhall Zafira Estate review

2005 - 2014 (change model)
Parkers overall rating: 3.5 out of 53.5

At a glance

Price new £13,830 - £26,875
Used prices £391 - £5,117
Road tax cost £180 - £675
Insurance group 10 - 23
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Fuel economy Not tested to latest standards
Range 370 - 702 miles
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Pros & cons


Well built cabin, wide engine choice, good value for money, plenty on the used market


Rear seating system not as flexible as many people carrier, lacklustre styling, not great to drive

Written by David Ross Published: 6 June 2019 Updated: 6 June 2019


The original Zafira revolutionised the people carrier market with it’s clever seating, spacious interior and plenty of family-friendly features. Vauxhall has carried these strengths on to this model but added sharper styling, improved build quality and refinement too. There are plenty of neat features such as storage boxes in the roof, keyless entry and an optional panoramic glass roof but compared to newer people carrier the Zafira is limited in its flexibility and the once class-leading Flex7 now seems clumsy and awkward.

It’s also not great to drive, however it is spacious and there’s a huge range of engines and trims on offer. In early 2008 it was tweaked slightly with some styling changes and improved levels of standard equipment.