Vauxhall is a marque known for its range of durable, affordable and efficient cars. One of the most popular vehicles in its current lineup is the Zafira Tourer. When the “Zafira A” people carrier got unveiled, it became an overnight success.

The Zafira Tourer is Vauxhall’s third-generation MPV. This seven-seater car has become a firm favourite in many households. But, did you know that it’s also popular with disabled motorists too?

When it comes to buying a new car, it’s important to get one that best meets your needs. So, why is it that the Zafira Tourer ticks the boxes for those with mobility issues? The following seven reasons explain the Zafira Tourer’s popularity with disabled motorists:

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1) It’s large enough to accommodate any needs

Being a people carrier, the Vauxhall Zafira Tourer is a large vehicle. That means there is enough space for various adaptations. Not to mention the storage of an assembled wheelchair in the back of the car.

If you need a car that offers plenty of space and storage solutions, the Vauxhall Zafira Tourer is for you. One of the things I also love about this car is the Flex7 Storage System. That means you can have the seats set up in various combinations.

2) It’s available on the Motability scheme

Disabled motorists prefer to drive brand new cars for reliability reasons. They don’t want to end up with vehicles that will break down every five minutes!

The Vauxhall Zafira Tourer is available on Motability through the RRG Group. If you’re eligible for the scheme, you can enjoy many lease benefits such as:

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Another positive point of Motability is how there are no high-pressure sales. You select the car you want, not what a salesperson wants you to get!

3) It’s a stylish, modern vehicle

Just because someone is a disabled motorist doesn’t mean they have to put up with boring cars! All car drivers have a choice of the vehicles they want to buy.

Are you after something that looks fresh, stylish and modern? If so, the Vauxhall Zafira Tourer is for you. Its blended curves and window positioning make visibility possible all around you.

Plus, it fits in well wherever it goes. Let’s face it; you don’t want a car that sticks out like a sore thumb!

4) The Vauxhall Zafira Tourer has many features as standard

One interesting trend about new cars these days is the fact they come with lots of equipment as standard. There was once a time where even a CD player and roof aerial were optional extras on a car!

The base trim on the Zafira Tourer, the ES, comes with DAB digital radio and air-conditioning. Other features include cruise control and a 7-speaker audio system.

The range-topping Elite boasts leather upholstery and a panoramic screen. It also comes with an electronic parking brake as standard.

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5) The diesel engines make the car fuel-friendly

Vauxhall has invested a lot of time and money revamping its engine line-up on its current models. The Zafira Tourer is one such model that benefits from those changes. If you’re planning to do a lot of driving, there’s no denying the CDTi diesel units will be your top choice.

There are three diesel options available to you. They are all 2.0-litre units and come in various power outputs. Perhaps the most popular choice will be the 163 bhp variant.

6) The car feels well-connected to the road

Many drivers don’t like vehicles that feel disjointed from the road surface. It’s welcome news that the Vauxhall Zafira Tourer puts drivers firmly on the road.

Vauxhall has tweaked the suspension and handling setup on the latest-generation Zafira. It now offers a more engaging experience on the road. And, most important of all, it makes drivers feel they have more control of their vehicles.

There is low body roll on the Zafira Tourer, even on models with the 19-inch alloy wheels fitted.

7) It feels like you’re sitting on a comfortable sofa

Last, but not least, the comfort levels in the new Zafira have got a revamp. And it has resulted in a more positive comfort experience! The seats are more comfortable than the Zafira B, and they offer a commanding position of the road ahead.

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Rear passengers will also enjoy the increased comfort levels. In fact, there is also a “lounge mode” available. This is where the rear bench can get moved back for extra legroom.