Vauxhall Astra 1.2 Turbo 130 GS 5dr Review

Category: Family car

Section: Version review

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  • Vauxhall Astra interior detail
  • Vauxhall Astra front cornering
  • Chris Haining test driving a Vauxhall Astra
  • Vauxhall Astra boot open
  • Vauxhall Astra interior infotainment
  • Vauxhall Astra right driving
  • Vauxhall Astra front right driving
  • Vauxhall Astra rear right driving
  • Vauxhall Astra front right static
  • Vauxhall Astra right static
  • Vauxhall Astra rear left static
  • Vauxhall Astra grille detail
  • Vauxhall Astra headlights detail
  • Vauxhall Astra rear lights detail
  • Vauxhall Astra interior front seats
  • Vauxhall Astra interior back seats
  • Vauxhall Astra interior driver display
  • Vauxhall Astra interior detail
RRP £29,855What Car? Target Price£25,337
Fuel type:
petrol
Gearbox:
manual
Doors:
5 doors

The Vauxhall Astra blends value with good ride comfort, tidy handling and adequate performance. We’d suggest sticking with the cheaper trim levels to make the most of the Astra’s keen pricing, as it struggles to trouble the more accomplished cars in the class. We'd go for the 1.2-litre 130 petrol engine and mid-spec GS trim.

This mid-spec trim is also our chosen trim of the range. It won’t set you back much more than the entry-level trim, but adds some luxuries to the standard equipment list that’ll make your ownership nicer, including adaptive cruise control, more comfortable seats, keyless entry and start, a 360-degree parking camera, and a heated steering wheel and front seats.

This is the most powerful petrol engine, producing 128bhp and with a 0-60mph time of 9.7sec. Top speed is 130mph. As well as a six-speed manual, there's also an eight-speed automatic option with the same performance figures.


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Key information

Doors5
Seats5
0-62 MPH9.7 seconds
Fuel TypePetrol
GearboxMANUAL

Available colours

MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

52.3

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

422

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

123

g/km