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:1.6T 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.