What is it?
Despite the success of its predecessors, the Vauxhall Zafira Tourer has always seemed like a bit-part player in the MPV world. With the Ford S-Max delivering a better drive, the Seat Alhambra and Volkswagen Sharan duo far more space and the BMW 2 Series Gran Tourer a premium option, It was easy to overlook the Zafira Tourer.
Although it was by no means bad to drive and had the option of a punchy 2.0-litre diesel engine, a dated infotainment system, iffy ride comfort and refinement issues counted against it.
After five years on sale, Vauxhall has finally got around to facelifting the Zafira Tourer. You get a new nose that brings the car into line with newer offerings such as the Astra, a new infotainment system and, well, that’s about it. Are these minor revisions are enough to push it towards the top of its class?