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.
Engine:1.6T 16V 200
This 197bhp 1.6-litre turbocharged engine is currently the most powerful engine you can get in the Astra. A 0-60mph time of 6.6sec isn’t too far off the pace of many hot hatches, although fuel economy and CO2 emissions suffer at a claimed 46.3mpg and 141g/km respectively. It’s fast but, for most people, the 148bhp 1.4i will be more than enough.