The Vauxhall Astra is a well-rounded, good-value family hatch that offers plenty of room at an affordable priceread the full model review
This is the top of the Astra range and gets 18in wheels, LED matrix headlights, a parking pack, perforated leather seats and a driving assistance pack with automatic emergency braking. Very well kitted out but also very expensive.
Engine:1.4T 16V 150
With 148bhp, this engine offers a 7.8sec 0-60mph time while giving claimed combined economy of 51.4mpg and CO2 emissions of 128g/km. These figures are the same as the two lower-powered 1.4-litre engines despite making the car warm hatch fast. CO2 figures drop by 1g/km if you go for the optional automatic gearbox.