Vauxhall Zafira Review

Vauxhall Zafira Review

Google Zafira and you will find the name means victory in Arabic. That leaves you wondering just what is it an MPV is claiming victory over – the school parking? With such a grandiose name, the 2014 Vauxhall Zafira had better deliver. So far, it hasn’t disappointed. Affordable, reliable and enjoyable, the Zafira is the best-selling European mini-MPV.

There are various engines available for propelling the kids to school, including the 1.6- and 1.8-litre 16-valve petrol units and, an ECOFLEX 1.7-litre diesel. Most buyers will jump on the oil burner, but the 1.8-litre petrol shouldn’t be overlooked. This unit features advanced valve and cam phasing technology, allowing 90 per cent of the 175Nm maximum torque to be available from 2,200 to 6,200 rpm. This grunt allows for spirited driving, something you don’t usually get in an MPV. The 1.7-litre CDTi diesel power plant can be had in either110 or 125PS flavour with plenty of [...]

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