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Vauxhall Astra 1.5 Turbo D Business Edition Nav 5dr Auto Review

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Review

Attractive company car tax bills and big discounts for private buyers are the two main pulls of the Vauxhall Astra. If you’re looking to inject a little excitement to your daily commute, the Ford Focus is a better bet, but the Astra is still a fair choice if you just want a down-to-earth family hatchback.

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Trim: Business Edition Nav

This trim is aimed at company car drivers, adding a built-in sav nav, a front centre armrest and a leather-wrapped steering wheel to everything that’s standard on SE trim. You still don’t get automatic emergency braking or an alarm, though.

Engine: 1.5 Turbo D

This diesel engine delivers adequate acceleration, although there is a noticeable pause between you squeezing your right foot and the car surging forward – especially from low revs. The optional nine-speed automatic gearbox available with this engine only compounds the problem, although not quite to the point the Astra feels frustratingly sluggish


Key information

Doors5
Seats5
0-62 MPH10.2 seconds
Fuel TypeDiesel
GearboxSEMI-AUTO
MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

N/A

Urban: N/AMotorway: N/A
Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

370

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

109

g/km