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Vauxhall Astra SRi VX-Line 1.6 CDTi 136PS 5dr

Vauxhall Astra SRi VX-Line 1.6 CDTi 136PS 5dr

This video features the Vauxhall Astra range.

Including:
  • 3 Years Insurance
  • 3 Years Servicing
  • 3 Years Tax
  • 3 Years Warranty
£949 Advance Payment
with Free Parking Sensors

Motability customers receive parking sensors and metallic/pearlescent or brilliant paint free of charge. Tri-coat premium paint is available as an extra-cost option. Library image shown for illustration purposes only.

Fuel Consumption
EC Combined (mpg)61.4
EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies
EC Extra Urban (mpg)68.9
EC Urban (mpg)51.4
Insurance
Insurance Group15E
Emissions
CO2 (g/km)121 (g/km)
Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 6

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Ten Second Review

The seventh generation version of Vauxhall's Astra family hatch manages to be better equipped, more efficient and more spacious than its predecessor, plus it offers a worthwhile engine range that now includes an efficient little 1.0-litre three cylinder petrol unit. Think that sounds promising? Then like us, you might think that this could be an extremely tough rival for segment-leading Golf and Focus models.

Background

Despite Vauxhall's best efforts over more than three decades and six different generations, their Astra has rarely been the family hatchback its drivers would ideally have chosen to own. Not because it's ever been a bad car: just never a class-leading one. The kind of model you bought because it was good value. Or more likely, because you were given the keys by your company Fleet Manager. This seventh generation version was designed to do better - and the signs are that it might. As you may expect, it's smarter-looking, but more importantly, it's also up to 200kgs lighter than before, so the most frugal variant can manage over 90mpg and CO2 emissions as low as 82g/km. There's plenty of technology too, including 1.0-litre three cylinder technology, the clever OnStar system - and the Intellilink infotainment packages. Best of all perhaps, this car offers higher interior quality and claims to be sharper to drive. That's important. Manufacturers selling family hatchbacks of this kind are usually torn between trying to match the quality and comfort of a Volkswagen Golf or the sharp handling of a Ford Focus. Most end up with a compromise between the two that leaves these impressive class leaders untroubled. With this car, the GM designers claim to have done better - but have they? Let's find out.

Driving Experience

The engineers created a completely fresh platform for this MK7 model Astra but it isn't one featuring the multi-link rear suspension set-up that does so much to make a rival Ford Focus ride and handle so sweetly. The downside of that kind of arrangement lies not only in its cost but also in the way it intrudes on bootspace (which is why a Focus' boot is so relatively small). Hence the decision with this Astra to stick with the previous model's relatively simple torsion beam rear suspension system, a set-up enhanced with a so-called 'Watts linkage' feature to improve cornering stability. The engine range though, is very different. True, there's still the option of the old normally aspirated 100PS 1.4 litre petrol unit at the foot of the range but it's the new turbocharged engines that are of most interest. The 105PS 1.0-litre three cylinder unit from the Corsa and ADAM offers marginally more power but a whole heap more torque that'll make for much easier progress. Moving up the petrol range, there are 125PS and 150PS version of a direct injection 1.4 litre four cylinder turbo, plus you can ask your dealer about a 1.6-litre 200PS version of this engine too. Most Astra buyers though, are probably going to want a diesel. The old 1.3, 1.7 and 2.0-litre CDTi units have been pensioned off and in their place sits the quieter, torquier 1.6-litre CDTi diesel, offered here with either 110 or 136PS in mainstream form or with as much as 160PS in BiTurbo form at the top of the range. Both petrols and diesels should benefit from a new six speed gearbox that should make for sweeter shifts.

Design and Build

You know at first glance that this is a Vauxhall thanks to the latest take on the corporate grille, now flowing into headlights which come with the option of full LED technology. There's also the familiar 'blade' graphic stamped into the side of the body and rear lights that now spread into the tailgate like the smaller Corsa. Another nice touch is the 'floating' roof, an effect created by a dark trim on the C-pillar and highlighted by a chrome strip that runs the length of the roof. Underneath, the bodyshell of the Astra is 77kgs lighter than before, thanks to smaller dimensions and more high strength steels which contribute to weight savings over the previous model of between 120 and 200kg. Inside, despite the reduction in exterior size, you get an additional 35mm of rear legroom compared to the previous generation model. Move up-front and there's the expected smarter fascia with splashes of chrome and the expected standard touchscreen infotainment screen that as usual reduces dashboard button clutter. For the first time, the General Motors 'OnStar' system is available, the set-up providing an in-car Wi-Fi hotspot, 24/7 assistance from a dedicated service team and the ability to call the emergency services if the airbags deploy.

Market and Model

Prices start from just over £16,500 and range up to around £25,000 and there's the usual mainstream bodystyle choice of five-door hatch and estate. The MK6 model-based GTC coupe continues on in its older form. With the latest generation hatch and estate, there are five main trim levels - 'Design', 'Tech Line', 'Energy', 'SRi' and 'Elite', with 'Nav' versions of the top two grades. Just over £16,500 will get you into the entry level 'Design' model with base 1.4-litre petrol power. Spend less than £700 more and you'll get the infinitely better 1.0-litre three cylinder turbocharged engine in the Start/Stop ecoFLEX model. Diesel variants start around £18,000 and get the much quieter 1.6-litre CDTi engine. And equipment? Well, if you opt for base 'Design' trim, you get 16" alloy wheels, air conditioning, a DAB stereo with Bluetooth, a 7-inch touchscreen with Android Auto & Apple CarPlay compatibility, cruise control and all round power mirrors and windows. Business users will be interested in the 'Tech Line' trim that adds sat nav and a leather steering wheel. 'Energy' models lose the sat nav but gain bigger 17" alloys along with heated front seats and a heated steering wheel. Move up to the 'SRi' grade and you get sportier wheels, a driver assistance pack, sports seats and the OnStar system that will offer help in an emergency. Top 'Elite' models gain leather electric seats that are heated front and rear, climate control and a few other luxury items. Safety kit available on plusher models or as an option includes a 'Traffic Sign Assistant' that displays traffic signs on the dash as you pass them, a 'Lane Keep Assist' system, plus a 'Forward Collision Alert' set-up with auto braking.

Cost of Ownership

Put simply, you're not going to find an Astra that's going to cost you a huge amount to run. Even the 1.4 petrol turbo is likely to return around 50mpg with a light right foot, while of course the 1.6-litre CDTi diesels will manage much more. The 1.0 three cylinder petrol model manages 64.2mpg on the combined cycle and 102g/km of CO2. If operating costs are your biggest worry then step forward the 1.6 litre CDTi 110PS diesel ecoFLEX model, a car capable of 91.1mpg on the combined cycle while emitting only 82g/km of CO2. Sadly Vauxhall have dropped their 100,000 mile 'lifetime' warranty and now offer a standard three year 60,000 mile effort; the industry standard in other words. Residuals may be marginally improved by a promised extra focus on quality - we'll wait and see on that. As usual, you can help yourself in terms of model depreciation by exercising a little restraint when it comes to ticking boxes on the options list. It's very easy here to get up towards a £25,000 car without too much effort. Stick to the essentials that will make the vehicle more appealing to its potential second owner and you shouldn't do too badly.

By Car & Driving

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Key Standard Features*

  • Driving assistance pack 1 - Astra
  • Front sport seats
  • Premium paint
  • Black headlining
  • Light titanium headlining
  • 3 spoke leather covered steering wheel
  • Vauxhall OnStar emergency assistance
  • Delete Vauxhall OnStar emergency assistance
  • Cruise control + speed limiter
  • Premium paint - Dark caramel
  • Formula cloth - Jet black
  • Air conditioning
  • Tyre repair kit
Specification
Body Glass
One touch electric front/rear windows
Tinted windscreen
Heated rear window
Intermittent rear wash/wipe
Brakes
ESP
Hill start assist
Trailer Stability Programme
ABS
Communication
Mobile App interface
Voice control system
Apple car play/Android Auto
Driver Aids
Electric speed sensitive power steering
Driver Information
Sports switch
External temperature gauge
Multi function trip computer
Service indicator
Rev counter
Low fuel level warning light
Driving Mirrors
Electrically adjustable and heated door mirrors
Body coloured door mirrors
Entertainment
Steering wheel mounted audio controls
DAB Digital radio
USB port
Bluetooth connectivity including audio streaming
R4 IntelliLink with 7" touch screen
6 speakers
Exterior Body Features
Chrome headlight surround
Chrome front grille
Body coloured side sills
Body colour rear roof spoiler
Sports rear bumper
Gloss black finish B pillar
Chrome effect upper window trim
Gloss black finish C pillar
Sports front bumper
Body colour door handles
Exterior Lights
Door to door illumination
Adaptive brake lights
LED daytime running lights
Hazard warning lamps
Interior Features
Luggage compartment cover
12V power point front
4 Lashing eyes in boot
Chrome interior door handles
Adjustable front armrest
Centre console with covered storage and cupholders
Formula cloth upholstery
Reach + rake adjustable steering column
Front and rear door pockets
Glovebox
Driver's storage box
Interior Lights
Front reading lights
Front/rear courtesy lights
Illuminated load area
Front red LED ambient lighting
Rear reading lights
Safety
Pedal release system
Front and rear curtain airbags
Tyre pressure monitoring system
Driver/Front Passenger airbags
Child locks on rear doors
3x3 point rear seatbelts
Passenger airbag deactivate switch
Front seat side impact airbags
Height adjustable front seatbelts
Seatbelt warning
Outer rear seatbelt pretensioners
Seats
Isofix system on outer rear seats
60/40 split rear seats
Height adjustable front/rear head restraints
Front seat back storage pockets
Security
Electronic engine immobiliser
Remote central locking
Remote ultrasonic alarm system
Locking wheel bolts
Deadlock
Vanity Mirrors
Driver/passenger sunvisors
Illuminated vanity mirrors
Performance
Performance
0 to 60 mph (secs)
0 to 62 mph (secs)9
Engine Power - BHP136
Engine Power - KW100
Engine Power - PS
Engine Power - RPM3500
Engine Torque - LBS.FT236
Engine Torque - NM320
Engine Torque - RPM2000
Top Speed127

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