The Vauxhall Astra is a well-rounded, good-value family hatch that offers plenty of room at an affordable priceread the full model review
SRi comes with 17in wheels, front foglights, a leather steering wheel, sports seats, a front armrest, auto wipers, a six-speaker stereo with OnStar, auto-dimming rear mirror and auto braking. If you want sat-nav, go for the SRi Nav version.
This engine may be smaller than the 1.4i but a turbocharger means it’s more powerful with 104bhp. It’s a more flexible unit that’s also cheaper to run. Start-stop technology means CO2 emissions are just 99g/km, with claimed fuel economy an impressive 64.2mpg. It’s well worth the relatively small extra cost it demands. An automatic gearbox is optional and makes it even cheaper to run.