Vauxhall Astra Sports Tourer review

Category: Estate car

Section: Costs & verdict

Vauxhall Astra Sports Tourer
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  • Vauxhall Astra Sports Tourer
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Costs & verdict

Everyday costs, plus how reliable and safe it is

The Astra Sports Tourer is closely matched to most rivals on price, including the good-value Skoda Octavia Estate and Ford Focus Estate. The Astra doesn’t hold its value as well as some German rivals, but isn’t too far behind the Skoda Octavia Estate in that regard.

Even base Design trim gets 16in alloy wheels, air-con, cruise control and electrically adjusted, heated side mirrors. We’d go for Tech Line Nav, though, as it adds a leather steering wheel, central armrest and automatic lights, along with the sat-nav we mentioned earlier. SRi gets a Sport button to weight up the steering, lots of styling extras and auto wipers, although you have to go for SRi Nav to add navigation.

The Astra hatchback, which is bodily similar to the Sports Tourer, received five stars when it was put through its paces by independent safety body Euro NCAP in 2015. All models receive plenty of airbags including side impact for the front and curtain ‘bags front and rear. A driving assistance pack that includes forward collision alert and automatic emergency braking (AEB) is available, but is only standard on SRi and SRi Nav trims.

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Vauxhall Astra Sports Tourer

Overview

A well sorted family estate that’s comfortable, spacious and affordable, if not quite as practical as the Skoda Octavia Estate

  • Good company car tax on diesels
  • Very competitive purchase price
  • Ride and handling balance
  • Skoda Octavia Estate is more spacious
  • So-so refinement on the diesels
  • Cabin feels a little cheap in areas
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