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Price, fuel economy, range and depreciation

How expensive is the Vauxhall Zafira really? Much less than the headline figures suggest, at least to those buying new. 

Though it needs pointing out that not that even the top specification is exactly lavish. Another way Vauxhall maintained profit margins on this Zafira (and interest in the Zafira Tourer) is by paring back the goodies.

The discounts on offer are astonishing

So if you want even alloy wheels, Bluetooth or a trip computer, you’ll need a mid-spec Excite model, while items like electric rear windows and rain sensing wipers are standard only on the Design version.

Given the massive discounting, resale values are actually reasonable and it’s worth remembering the Zafira came with a lifetime warranty so long as the mileage stays below 100,000 miles.

Sadly neither engine will return much to the gallon on the way there. Both petrol models record 39.2mpg while even the diesels register an unimpressive 55.4mpg, meaning both models will have expensive tax discs and unfavourable benefit in kind assessments for company users thanks to their respective 168 and 134g/km CO2 ratings. 

When there’s a Citroën C4 Picasso with sub 100g emissions and a recorded 74.3mpg, you can see how far the world has moved since this Zafira went on sale.