The Vauxhall Zafira Tourer is not a cheap car in top-of-the-range form, the combination of most potent diesel and plushest Elite trim lifting the Tourer to more than £28,000 - that's ambitious.

Though not originally the case, all cars now get Bluetooth as standard, along with cruise control, parking sensors, 17in alloys, DAB radio and air conditioning. Bizarrely four models, though not the top Elite trim, get sat nav as standard.

Vicky Parrott

Deputy reviews editor
The Zafira Tourer will depreciate slightly faster than the Sharan

The Tourer does rather better with fuel consumption and CO2 emissions, which better those of the equivalent Ford S-Max.

Fleet users will be pleased with the very competitive BIK rates that this brings with them, but private buyers should be aware that Vauxhall’s residual value history doesn’t suggest a stellar trade-in performance in three years’ time. 

In terms of options, cars such as the Zafira tend to be hard used over high miles so convenience is crucial. 

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