Video: Vauxhall Zafira Tourer road test
If you want a seven-seat MPV, it's hard to do a lot better than the Vauxhall Zafira Tourer.
To give you an idea of how punchy this tiny diesel is, when the Zafira Tourer was first launched, it came with three versions of a 2.0-litre diesel, rated at 110, 130 and 165PS. This 1.6-litre diesel is more powerful than all but the range-topping version and this translates into some sparky performance figures.
The Zafira Tourer is a smart looking piece of design, the flanks featuring deep twin swage lines that are about as far from the archetypal slab-sided minivan look as it's possible to get.
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With seating for seven, the entire third row can be folded flush with the floor of the luggage area, but rather than being a bench, the second row instead comprises three separate seats that can be folded and moved fore and aft giving third-row passengers the potential of extra room.
We've gone on record before proclaiming the Vauxhall Zafira Tourer to be the pick of the mid-sized seven-seat MPVs and nothing that's been launched since has caused us to revise that verdict. In fact, the unveiling of this clean 1.6-litre CDTI diesel engine only underscores our opinion that the Zafira remains the go-to pick.
If you were wavering over your MPV purchase, this latest Zafira Tourer should really make the decision somewhat simple. There aren't many vehicle categories where there's such an easy recommendation. If only every life choice was this easy.