Vauxhall Zafira Tourer MPV (2012-2018) - MPG, running costs & CO2

The Vauxhall Zafira Tourer has diesel engines that are cheap to run

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3.9 out of 5

Owners Rating

3.5 out of 5

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MPG, running costs & CO2 Rating

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The Vauxhall Zafira Tourer is generally efficient for its class, but several rivals offer greater economy. For instance, the Citroen Grand C4 Picasso and Renault Grand Scenic can return 70-74mpg, which is some way ahead of the Zafira Tourer's most efficient engine.

Vauxhall Zafira Tourer MPG & CO2

If low fuel bills are your priority, or you’re a company-car driver that wants to get the most out of your Benefit-in-Kind (BiK), there’s the 138bhp 1.6-litre CDTi diesel, which returns 62.8mpg and emits just 119g/km of CO2, for a 28% BiK rating.

The 168bhp 2.0-litre CDTi diesel still manages a decent 57.7mpg, and is the best option if you regularly travel with a full load or on the motorway – although CO2 emissions increase to 129g/km of CO2, taking BiK to 30%.

Low-mileage drivers will be better off with the petrol engine. The 138bhp turbocharged 1.4-litre has a decent amount of power and achieves a reasonable 44.1mpg, but emits 156g/km of CO2, which means a 32% BiK rate.

Do note that the automatic gearbox available with the 2.0-litre diesel and 1.4-litre petrol engines reduces fuel economy and increases CO2 emissions. Every Vauxhall Zafira Tourer is liable for road tax of £140 a year.

Insurance group

Most Vauxhall Zafira Tourer models lie somewhere between insurance groups 15 and 22 out of 50, so cover should be on the low side of average.


Vauxhall’s three-year/60,000-mile warranty is standard for the industry and by no means exceptional; for comparison, the seven-seater Renault Grand Scenic has a four-year/100,000-mile guarantee.


The Vauxhall Zafira Tourer requires servicing every 20,000 miles (unless the car indicates otherwise), and service plans are available for around £15 a month to help make budgeting for these costs easier.

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