Vauxhall Zafira – Seven Seat Car
The Vauxhall Zafira is a one of the more popular 7 seater cars in the UK. During March 2010 there were two and a quarter million searches in Google for the term Vauxhall Zafira. There are over 40 different Vauxhall Zafira models to choose from in Diesel and Petrol, including a more environmentally friendly and efficient “EcoFlex” version.
The Vauxhall Zafira is one of the more affordable seven seated vehicles available in the UK today. The Vauxhall Zafira was one of the first seven seated cars available in the UK, which is why there are a lot of older models still around. I’ve recently sat inside a Vauxhall Zafira and from the outside it looks quite big, but on the inside it feels small. Despite this it is perfectly sufficient as a seven seated MPV. The Vauxhall Zafira has an NCAP Rating of 5 Stars.
The seven seats come as two front seats, three middle row seats and a back row of two fold down flat seats. To access the third row you need to either; pull the middle row seat forward, climb through the middle section (when it is down), or go through the boot. The boot space when all seats are in use is small, however you can still fit three large shopping bags or a buggy in the available space.
Vauxhall Zafira – Cost
You can purchase a Vauxhall Zafira from between £16,500 to £27,085. A Vauxhall Zafira Eco Flex can be purchased for as low as £16,500. The Vauxhall Zafira Eco Flex is one of the most economical seven seated vehicle on the market today. For more money you can get a larger engine and a wider range of extras. For a list of other 7 seater cars available in the UK, click here.
Vauxhall Zafira – Servicing
A full service for a Vauxhall Zafira can cost as little as £99. A full MOT and service can cost approximately £145. However these figures have been taken from a national discount car service provider so the actual cost may vary locally. You can purchase Tyres online and have them fitted locally for less than what you would pay normally. For more information on Discount Tyres, click here.
Vauxhall Zafira – Car Emissions
The Vauxhall Zafira has one of the lowest emissions for a seven seated car. The new Vauxhall Zafira Eco Flex has Co2 emissions of 139g/km. The Eco Flex model has a diesel 1.7 litre engine that is also economical on fuel and Car Tax.
Vauxhall Zafira – Car Tax
Vauxhall Zafira Eco Flex is Car Tax Band E. However some of the larger engine models have a Car Tax band as high as J. Band E is one of the lowest Car Tax Bands for a 7 seated car. Band E, (from April 2010) is £110 per year with a showroom tax of £110 if purchased. The showroom tax is an additional fee you will have to pay if purchasing a Vauxhall Zafira from new. For more information on Vauxhall Zafira Car Tax bands visit our 7 Seater Car Tax page.
Vauxhall Zafira – Miles Per Gallon (MPG)
The Vauxhall Zafira 1.7 Cdti Ecoflex Life is one of the best seven seat car for fuel efficiency. The miles per gallon ranges from 43.5 (urban) to 61.4 (extra urban), this gives an average mpg of 53.3.
Vauxhall Zafira – Colour
The standard paint colour for the Vauxhall Zafira Eco Flex model is Olympic White or Power Red. To opt for metallic paint will cost an extra £356.
Vauxhall Zafira – Performance
The Vauxhall Zafira 1.7 Cdti Ecoflex Life has a top speed of 112 miles per hour and can accelerate to 62 miles in under 13 seconds. The BPP is 110 with a max torque of 191. This model has a 6 speed manual gearbox.
The Vauxhall Zafira is affordable with good running costs. It is an ideal family car for the larger family. Vauxhall Zafira’s are widely available with Vauxhall dealers located widely throughout the country. The safety features and availability only serve to promote the mass appeal of the Vauxhall Zafira.
Vauxhall Zafira – Dimensions
The Vauxhall Zafira dimensions are mainly standard across all models. The Boot space is a limiting 140 litres with the third row seats in the upright position. The car is 4.46M Long x 2.026M Wide. The Zafira’s hight is average for an MPV being just over 1.6Metres.
Vauxhall Zafira – Insurance Group
The Vauxhall Zafira Eco Flex model is insurance group 7. Larger Vauxhall Zafira engines and petrol models are in a higher insurance group category.