The 2020 Opel Zafira Tourer is a large MPV with ample space for five adults and two children or even seven adults with one push. The Vauxhall Zafira Tourer is a seven-seater MPV that is good to drive, affordable to drive, and beautifully styled. A direct rival to the Ford S-MAX, Citroen Grand C4 Picasso, SEAT Alhambra, and Renault Grand Scenic, the Vauxhall may not be as attractive as the radical Citroen, but it looks and feels impressive modernly inside and out.
The 2020 Zafira’s ample standard equipment is a sturdy suit, but the versatility of the car is at the heart of its appeal. Opel 2020 Zafira can be reconfigured quickly depending on how much you need to carry – its second and third-row seats are flat on the floor to give the van a load-bearing space if you have large loads to move.
2020 Opel Zafira Interior
Inside, the Opel Zafira Tourer is quite comfortable for five adults in the main rows, though the middle seat may be a bit squeezed. The second row can also slide, arranging the foot room, while the third row is more suitable for children, but can be used by agile adults for shorter trips. The tailgates open nicely and wide for improved access, but unlike some rivals, there aren’t many clever tricks to get things done.
Based on the same chassis as the Vauxhall Insignia, the Zafira Tourer is good enough to drive, feeling very stable in corners, with minimal body wickedness. The direction is correct and there is a good sense of the road, which is quite rare in this class, but really this MPV is mostly at home on the highway, where it is a quiet career. There are five levels of pruning and all are well-equipped with Vauxhall’s OnStar communication system, which connects you to Vauxhall’s support service, as well as providing a wi-fi connection and destination tips – although a subscription is required. The Zafira has air-conditioned wheels and alloy at least 17 inches across, while TechLine Nav adds sat-nav climate control and dual-zone, and SRi and SRi Nav offer a sporty look with 18-inch alloy and front fenders. The Elite Nav flag boasts glowing leather seats and a panoramic sun.
2020 Opel Zafira Engine
The engine range is quite simple for a Vauxhall, with only one petrol, a 138bhp 1.4-liter turbo – and two diesel engines. The smaller version is a 1.6-liter with 132 hp, while there is also a 2.0-liter model with 168bhp, which is the best choice if you plan to fill the Tourer with people or luggage. Surprisingly, though, the 1.6-liter can pull a heavier trailer, which is useful to know if you plan to tow a caravan. For many drivers, 1.6-liter diesel is probably the best solution, with good power and best-operating costs. It can turn 62.8mpg and emit 119g / km CO2, versus 57.7mpg and 129g / km of the 2.0-liter engine, while also costing less to buy. Gasoline versions are even cheaper, but depending on your distance, the 44.1mpg and 156g / km CO2 engine can cost you more in the long run.
2020 Opel Zafira Safety
Safety is clearly the top priority for families and the Zafira Tourer has a five-star Euro NCAP breakdown test rating to reassure buyers. The front, side, and curtain airbags are fitted as standard, along with ISOFIX child seat mounts for the rear seats. Owner satisfaction is not a strong Vauxhall suit, though, it’s finished 23rd out of 27 brands in the Driver Power poll. Not every owner is disappointed, though, and the practical, convenient last 2020 Opel Zafira deserves its popularity.