There are many reasons why the Vauxhall Zafira has been a family favourite since its launch in 1995. Its innovative seven seat format in a car no bigger than an Astra made it an instant hit with families who needed more seats than the average family hatchback could offer. Right now at Thame Cars we've got a Vauxhall Zafira 1.4 SRi 140PS Turbo on offer at a princely £159 a month, so read on to find out exactly why you should have a Zafira Tourer on your driveway.
One of the Zafira Tourer's biggest attractions is its ability to seat seven adults in comfort, which is amazing given its compact size. Its large window line and boxy appearance give it an airy feel with plenty of headroom. The second row moves backwards and forwards, meaning that those who find themselves sitting in the third row can have just enough legroom to sit comfortably there are plenty of storage cubbies for everything your family want to bring along on the journey, with a decent amount of boot space even with the third row of seats up. The two rear most seats fold into the floor, combined with the versatile second row you can create a substantial, van-like load area to fit all the family’s luggage.
Vauxhall takes family safety seriously. The Zafira scored 5 stars in its Euro NCAP crash test, with an impressive 94% score for adult safety, and 86% for child safety. Seatbelt pre-tensioners, a host of airbags and ISOFIX child seat attachments in the second row mean that the Zafira is a safe and solid choice for the safety-conscious buyer.
Vauxhall certainly don't withhold on the equipment in the Zafira. The SRi specification comes as standard with attractive alloy wheels, sports seats, a sports steering wheel sports suspension and sportier styling. You also get front and rear parking sensors to make parking a breeze, air conditioning, Bluetooth connectivity, a DAB radio and cruise control. You can also access Vauxhall's OnStar service, which provides emergency assistance in the event of an accident, as well as turning the car into a WiFi Hotspot for several devices, helping you keep the kids quiet on a long journey.
The 1.4 Turbo petrol engine puts out 140PS, more than enough to keep up with traffic. Vauxhall claim to return 42.2 miles per gallon, which is impressive for a car that can carry seven adults around. The sports suspension fitted to this SRi model keeps it planted and ensures it stays composed in the corners, while the sports seats, commanding seating position and raised centre console promise a comfortable drive with everything at your fingertips.
The Zafira Tourer inherits Vauxhall's edgy and modern styling, with a purposeful front end, 17 inch alloy wheels and a rear spoiler to hint at its sporty style and hide its size. Its large doors allow easy entry and exit from the car, also with the assistance of the parking sensors it's easy to park because you can see all round the car. Our car comes in attractive cheerful red, which sets off the tinted rear windows.
With all this in mind, how about owning this car for only £159 per month? The Zafira Tourer is a great value family choice, with plenty of motor for your money.
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