The Vauxhall Astra is a well-rounded, good-value family hatch that offers plenty of room at an affordable priceread the full model review
On top of Design equipment, you get a heated steering wheel, heated front seats, auto lights and wipers, bigger alloys and dual-zone climate control. Considerably more expensive for not much extra kit.
Engine:1.4T 16V 150
With 148bhp, this engine offers a 7.8sec 0-60mph time while giving claimed combined economy of 51.4mpg and CO2 emissions of 128g/km. These figures are the same as the two lower-powered 1.4-litre engines despite making the car warm hatch fast. CO2 figures drop by 1g/km if you go for the optional automatic gearbox.