Ford S-MAX vs Opel Zafira

Ford S-MAX
Dimensions: in (mm)
Lenght: 189 (4801)
Width: 84.8 (2154)
Height: 65.4 (1660)

Opel Zafira
Dimensions: in (mm)
Lenght: 183.4 (4658)
Width: 82.6 (2099)
Height: 66.3 (1685)

Compare Ford S-MAX vs Opel Zafira (1:1)

Want a multi-purpose car (MPV) that looks cooler than a Ford Galaxy? That's why the Ford S-MAX was created. The seven-seat model reflects more of a lifestyle choice for consumers looking to shift a big family. It has a slightly lower and shorter profile, more pronounced wheel arches and vents behind the front wheels. When launched alongside an revised Ford Galaxy in 2006 it also saw the introduction of the manufacturer's ‘kinetic design’ look-and-feel which has since been presented to the updated Ford Mondeo and Ford Focus.

With seven seatings in place the Ford S-MAX may only provide the same boot room as a small city vehicle with its 285 litre capacity. But load it to the gills with all back seatings flat and this expands to 2000, litres. There are also 26 various stowage solutions beyond the boot which include front door pockets and a cooled glove compartment able to hold 1. 5-litre drinks bottles. The second row seating is roomy but the legroom available in the third row is tight and headroom is limited. The tremendous hatch-style opening affords superb access but is surprisingly heavy to open.

The Ford S-MAX is available in three versions: Edge, Zetec and Titanium. The Edge comes with electronic stability programme, anti-lock brakes, air-con, trip computer, CD radio and electric front windows. The Zetec model adds 16-inch alloy wheels, front fog lights, electric back windows, dual zone temperature control, leather-trimmed helm and gear knob, body colour door handles. The Titanium model features 17-inch alloy wheels with chrome door handles, privacy glass, automatic headlights and windscreen wipers, front and back parking sensors and ambient lighting. There are masses of features to select from too, including DVD, sat-nav and eight-way adjustable front seatings.
Product a ideal blend of functionality and convenience, the new Opel Zafira Tourer transports the Insignia values to the monocab segment - luxury qualities, high-tech technologies, sculptural and dynamic layout. Opel established the seven-seat compact van segment in 1999. With an extensively re-designed Flex7 seats system, the new Opel Zafira Tourer now sets novel standards in dashboard flexibility and atmosphere.

But the third-generation Opel Zafira's innovations go well beyond this newly designed, customizable seats customization. The Opel Zafira Tourer as a whole demonstrates a large step forward and expresses new ambitions. It is the perfect customizable companion, not only for families. Its elegant layout, roomy lounge atmosphere, updated chassis and new technologies allow relaxed driving with maximum convenience and security. The second generation of the Opel Eye front camera builds the basis for a range of high-tech assistance systems, and Opel is the first manufacturer to provide a compact van with adaptive, radar-based speed control.

The motor range on provide for the new Opel Zafira Tourer will initially consist of highly efficient diesel and gasoline engines with output from 81 Kw/110 hp to 121 Kw/165 hp. Shortly after the start of sales, an especially low-consumption Ecoflex model with a 2. 0CDTI common-rail turbo diesel and traditional Start/stop technology will join the Opel Zafira Tourer family. The Opel Zafira Tourer 2. 0CDTI Ecoflex, boasts one of the values in the compact monocab class with just 119 g/km CO2. And this comes with spirited performance of 96 Kw/130 hp and maximum torque of 300 Newton meters.