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6.8 10 Clean Air Index
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1.3 10 Energy Efficiency Index
0.1 10 Greenhouse Gas Index
Laboratory TestsNMHCNOXNH3COPN
7.510Cold test
8.810Warm test
6.110Cold Ambient test
3.910Highway
Road test
7.310On-Road Drive
6.18On-Road Heavy Load
3.25On-Road Light Load
3.95On-Road Short Trip
1.02Congestion
Robustness
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  • n.a.
  • good
  • adequate
  • marginal
  • weak
  • poor

Comments

The Zafira impresses with its performance in the Clean Air assessment. In most tests, particulate number was some two orders of magnitude below the type approval value, and in some cases, three orders of magnitude lower. Oxides of Nitrogen (NOx) are somewhat high in the high-load test and in the cold ambient test but, otherwise, performance is predominantly good or adequate for all pollutants across the whole suite of tests.

Laboratory TestsEnergy
2.310Cold test
2.910Warm test
0.310Cold Ambient test
0.010Highway
ConsumptionDriving range
Average8.4l100 km848km
Worst-case10.0l100 km700km
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  • n.a.
  • good
  • adequate
  • marginal
  • weak
  • poor

Comments

The Zafira is heavy, weighing in at around two and a half tonnes for most of Green NCAP's tests, and this is reflected in its energy efficiency. The worst-case fuel-consumption of 10 l/100 km was recorded in the high-load test, although marginal performance was demonstrated in some other scenarios.

Greenhouse GasesCO2N2OCH4
0.07Cold test
0.07Warm test
0.07Cold Ambient test
0.57Highway
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  • n.a.
  • good
  • adequate
  • marginal
  • weak
  • poor

Comments

The Zafira gets a poor index of only 0.1 for its performance in control of Greenhouse Gas emissions. N2O is a very strong greenhouse gas and better control of this would have contributed to better performance in this area.

Our verdict

The Zafira Life, tested here with the 130 kW turbocharged diesel engine, is equipped with an impressive array of after-treatment devices, including high-pressure exhaust gas recirculation (HP EGR), selective catalytic reduction (SCR) and a diesel particulate filter (DPF). And they work to make the vehicle a clean one, with an impressive performance in controlling pollutant emissions in almost all tests. However, its weight counts against in Energy Efficiency although it should be borne in mind that the vehicle can, at maximum capacity, transport roughly twice the number of people as a regular passenger car or a SUV of similar weight. But it is the emissions of greenhouse gases that most lets the car down, an index of 0.1 in this area dragging down the good and moderate scores in other areas, and leading to a rating of 1½ star.

Specifications

  • Publication Date 11 2020
  • Tested Car VXEVEEHZ8LZ00XXXX
  • Emissions Class Euro 6d
  • Tyres 215/70R17C
  • Mass 2,277 kg
  • Engine Size 1,997 cc
  • Engine Power/Torque 130 kW/400 Nm
  • Published CO2 206 g/km