Used Vauxhall Zafira (2005 - 2014) Review

Review by David Ross on
Last Updated: 23 Sep 2009
3.5
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.

Vauxhall Zafira (05-14)
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

New price range:

£13,830 - £26,875

Used price range:

£387 - £5,172

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Summary

Parkers Rating:

3.5 out of 5

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.

Parkers Ratings

Overall

3.5 out of 5

Performance

4 out of 5

Handling

3 out of 5

Comfort

3.5 out of 5

Practicality

3.5 out of 5

Behind the wheel

3 out of 5

Safety

4.5 out of 5

Reliability

4 out of 5

Running costs

4 out of 5

Green credentials

3.5 out of 5

Buying used

4 out of 5

Selling

4 out of 5

Equipment

4 out of 5

What owners say...

 Versatile 7 seat layout,lots of boot space with rear 2 seats down.  

5 out of 5

David Cobb ,   25 Apr 2016    ... read more

 A useful 7 seater car. Not as clever as newer designs or as luxurious as French alternatives.  

3 out of 5

Richard West ,   16 Jun 2015    ... read more

 The seats fold flat and it's like a mini van also it seats 7 people , great.  

4 out of 5

Joe Warke ,   02 Jun 2015    ... read more

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