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Astra Hatchback

Vauxhall Astra Hatchback 1.7 CDTi 110 ecoFLEX SRi 5dr Review

For The engine gives good flexibility and delivers impressive figures for fuel consumption and CO2 emissions.

Against The more powerful version of this engine is no dirtier, but gives stronger performance.

Vauxhall Astra Hatchback

What Car? says

3 out of 5 stars

A decent choice for company car drivers, but we prefer the extra pace of the higher-powered 1.7 diesel.

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Key facts

11.8 secs
Top speed
113 mph
Average mpg
Tank range
810 miles
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Buyer's notes

Target Price team says:

Owning an Astra shouldn't cost you the earth. Yes, list prices are high, but dealers will offer big discounts to prise business away from their competitors, and you'll get even larger savings from online brokers.

Fuel consumption figures are competitive for the class, and reasonable CO2 emissions (especially on Ecoflex models) mean that tax bills won't be too steep for company car drivers. Vauxhall's boffins have done lots of work to make low-speed crash damage simpler and cheaper to repair, and that also drives down insurance costs.

If you're wondering which Astra you should pick, it depends on your circumstances. If you’re a private buyer, the 1.6i Techline provides lots of luxury kit for an affordable price. Company car drivers should opt for the 1.7 CDTi 130 Ecoflex Tech Line due to its low emissions.

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