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Parkers overall rating: 3.5 out of 5 3.5
Vauxhall Zafira VXR (05-10) - rated 3.5 out of 5
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PROS

Seven-seat practicality, impressive performance, sporty styling, handles well for a people carrier

CONS

Lacks finesse, expensive to run, not all the family will appreciate its performance

At a glance

New price £26,095 - £26,095
Used price £1,070 - £3,165
Fuel economy 29 - 29 mpg
Road tax cost £325 - £555
Insurance group 30 How much is it to insure?

PROS

Seven-seat practicality, impressive performance, sporty styling, handles well for a people carrier

CONS

Lacks finesse, expensive to run, not all the family will appreciate its performance

Vauxhall Zafira VXR rivals

There is nothing quite like the Zafira VXR on the market. It seems the idea of making a high performance people carrier is a strange notion for most car manufacturers. The powerful engine is certainly at odds with the Zafira's image as a family people carrier and the strange mix means this an unusual choice for most. It uses the same 240bhp turbocharged engine as the Astra VXR, but will carry up to seven people - or five people and an awful lot of luggage.

It corners well and will sprint from 0-60mph in just over seven seconds, but the ride is firm, it's not that enjoyable to drive and it has high running costs.

Vauxhall Zafira VXR rivals

Other Vauxhall Zafira (2005 - 2014) models: