Vauxhall Zafira
Vauxhall Zafira

Having already reviewed the Vauxhall Zafira 1.8 Club , we have decided to take a quick look at the Vauxhall Zafira 150PS 1.9-litre CDTi diesel in Elite specification priced at £21,570 - coupled to an optional automatic gearbox (£1,365).

Fitted to our test car was the 16-valve derivative of Vauxhall’s acclaimed diesel 1.9-litre CDTi, developing 150PS (110Kw) at 4,000rpm and 320Nm (236lb ft - quite a lot) of torque from 2,000rpm

Performance wise the diesel engine is quite torquey and never feels lacking especially bearing in mind the class of vehicle. Acceleration from 0-60 mph is quoted as 9.7 seconds and on the road it feels quicker. Noise wise, the diesel engine does not sound particularly refined and you will certainly notice that is a diesel from both the inside and outside the car. Yet, in the recently tested Vauxhall Astra TwinTop (Convertible) the same engine seemed considerably quieter and better to drive. On average we achieved 36.9 miles to the gallon over a mixed test route of 317 miles, which we did not consider too bad, especially considering the automatic gearbox and the amount of urban use, we subjected the Zafira to.

The six speed automatic gearbox was easy to use and is well suited to family life, it is possible to use it as a manual by knocking the gear lever over  to the left, then you can change gear by pushing the lever down to change down and up to change up (simple).


Published : 16/02/08 Author : Melanie Carter

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