The Vauxhall Astra is a well-rounded, good-value family hatch that offers plenty of room at an affordable priceget the best price
Entry-level Design models receive hill start assist, cruise control, a touchscreen infotainment system with Bluetooth connectivity, air conditioning and auto lights. For not much more, however, you can get Tech Line that adds even more kit.
Engine: 1.4T 16V 125
This engine may have an extra 25bhp over the non-turbocharged 1.4, but it manages to be just as efficient and clean. It’s also the cheapest engine in the range to get Vauxhall’s six-speed manual gearbox instead of the older five-speed 'box. It feels more muscular, but we’d be tempted by the more powerful version of this engine.
The Renault Megane is well equipped and has lots of safety kit...
The Honda Civic is good to drive, has a big boot and comes wit...
Tidy handling and a reassuringly long warranty appeal, but the...
Stylish alternative to the Golf, but it's nowhere near as roun...