Opel Zafira

Opel Zafira

From 22.000 euros
  • Bodywork minivan
  • Doors 5
  • Plazas 2 - 7
  • Power 120 - 170 hp
  • How to consume it 4,1 - 8,5l/100km
  • Trunk 152 - 1.860 liters
  • Assessment 4

El Opel Zafira It is one of the most famous models of the German firm, since the first generation reached the market in the year 1999. The reason for its well-deserved fame is that it was the first minivan in the compact segment to integrate 7 Seats and brand new, at the same time, the Flex7 folding system that allowed a modularity never seen before.

Throughout the history of the Zafira, they have been marketed three generations, the latter arriving on the market in the year 2011. However, the qualitative leap that the model underwent meant that the second and third iterations lived together for a couple of years.

As a curiosity, in United Kingdom It is marketed under the signature Vauxhall. Thanks to the fact that Opel has belonged to General Motors for many years, the Zafira has twin brothers from firms as diverse as Chevrolet, Holden, Subaru o GM.

Technical characteristics Opel Zafira

El Opel Zafira It is developed taking advantage of elements of the platforms epsilon ii of the Badge and Delta II of the Astra J, which designed General Motors. For this reason, the German compact movinolumen is one of the most segment heavy, with an average of 1.550 kilos in its lightest versions.

Thanks to this base, the German relative reaches the 4,66 meters in length, 1,88 meters wide and 1,66 meters high, also presenting a distance between axis de 2,76 meters. Thanks to these dimensions, the Zafira passenger compartment can accommodate up to 7 occupants inside.

In the case of having 5 places occupied, the Zafira's boot capacity amounts to 710 liters. When we occupy the third row of seats, the level decreases to a discreet 152 liters. However, when we use only the two main seats, the figure rises to excellent 1.860 liters.

Opel Zafira

Mechanical range and gearboxes Opel Zafira

La mechanical range of the Opel Zafira for the Spanish market it is made up of a gasoline engine and two diesel blocks. In any case, the mechanics of the German compact minivan comply with anti-pollution regulations Euro 6.

The gasoline is made up of the block 1.4 liters with four cylinders and Turbo which delivers a power of 140 CV and 200 Nm of maximum torque.

In diesel, we find the renewed four-cylinder block CDTi with variable geometry turbo and 1.6 liters of cylinder capacity, which yields a power of 136 CV. At the top is the 2.0 liter CDTi with identical configuration that delivers 170 CV of power

Hen/Stag gearboxes available in the Zafira range are cut manual with 6 speed or type automatic with the same number of relationships. There is no possibility of optionally including a four-wheel drive system.

Equipment Opel Zafira

The range of equipment Opel Zafira for the Spanish market it is structured around two versions. From lowest to highest endowment we find the endings: Family y Excellence.

The main items of equipment included in the access version Family consist of five seats with 35/30/35 split rear seats, air conditioning, cruise control, multiple airbags, TCS and ESP, IntelliLink 4.0 Radio with 7-inch color touch screen, MP3, Bluetooth, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto and steering wheel controls

In the superior version, the endowment of the Zafira is enriched with elements such as seven squares, Vauxhall OnStar, electric parking brake, 17-inch alloy wheels, dual-zone climate control, front and rear parking assistant, light and rain sensors or roof bars in silver

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Opel Zafira according to EuroNCAP

EuroNCAP subjected to its impact tests Opel Zafira in 2011. The note obtained by the German compact minivan was the maximum possible: 5 stars, leaving the score distributed as follows.

La protección to adult and child occupants in the event of an impact was 94 and 83 percent, respectively. In case of pedestrian hit or cyclists, the note was of a discreet 53 percent. Finally, in terms of driving aids, it achieved a remarkable 86 percent.

Opel Zafira and its rivals

El Opel Zafira is inscribed, in the segment of the compact minivans (C), one of the main victims of the advance of SUVs. For this reason, the list of "traditional" rivals against which it has to compete has been reduced to go all the way to the world.

In any case, the main rivals what does he have Zafira are Citroën Picasso C4 y Grand C4 PicassoKia carens, Renault scenicFord C-Max y Grand C MaxVolkswagen Touran o Toyota Verso.

Before them it offers a cabin with greater modularity and space, a complete equipment in infotainment or very effective headlights with LED technology. On the contrary, it cannot compete for best before date in its gasoline mechanics, driving dynamics or youth.

The Opel Zafira of Km0 and second hand

El Opel Zafira, before the SUV fever broke out, was one of the best-selling models of the German brand in our country. This means that, still, the number of units on the second-hand and zero kilometer market is high, helped by a depreciation of the 33,5 percent.

In case of opting for units of kilometer zero, or management, we find units of the Zafira registered in 2018, with gasoline mechanics 1.4 liter turbo 140 hp, 6-speed automatic gearbox and finishing Excellence valued at 18.800 Euros.

If we are interested in a Zafira de second hand, we can find units registered in 2008 (second generation), with diesel mechanics 1.9 liters 120 hp, 5-speed manual gearbox, Enjoy termination and an average of 84 thousand kilometers by a 6 thousand euros.


  • Interior and trunk space
  • Modularity of its seats
  • Comfort and ease of driving

Improvable Points

  • Somewhat sober exterior design
  • Suspension tare pulling soft
  • Management of travel information

Opel Zafira prices

The official prices of Opel Zafira for the Spanish market (without subtracting possible discounts and promotions) start in the 26.500 Euros of the 1.4 hp 140-liter Turbo gasoline version, with 6-speed manual gearbox, passenger compartment with 5 seats and finishing Family.

at the top of the range Zafira is the version Excellence, with a cabin for 7 occupants, equipped with diesel mechanics 2.0 liter CDTi 170 hp and 6-speed manual gearbox for which you would have to pay 31.800 thousand euros.

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