Vauxhall Astra 1.5 Turbo D Ultimate 5dr Review

Category: Family car

Section: Version review

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2019 Vauxhall Astra front
  • 2019 Vauxhall Astra front
  • Vauxhall Astra 2019 facelift RHD rear right tracking
  • Vauxhall Astra 2019 facelift RHD dashboard
  • Vauxhall Astra 2019 facelift RHD boot open
  • Vauxhall Astra 2019 facelift RHD infotainment
  • 2019 Vauxhall Astra front
  • Vauxhall Astra 2019 facelift RHD head-on
  • Vauxhall Astra 2019 facelift RHD rear view
  • Vauxhall Astra 2019 facelift RHD left panning
  • Vauxhall Astra 2019 facelift RHD front seats
  • 2019 Vauxhall Astra front
  • Vauxhall Astra 2019 facelift RHD rear right tracking
  • Vauxhall Astra 2019 facelift RHD dashboard
  • Vauxhall Astra 2019 facelift RHD boot open
  • Vauxhall Astra 2019 facelift RHD infotainment
  • 2019 Vauxhall Astra front
  • Vauxhall Astra 2019 facelift RHD head-on
  • Vauxhall Astra 2019 facelift RHD rear view
  • Vauxhall Astra 2019 facelift RHD left panning
  • Vauxhall Astra 2019 facelift RHD front seats
RRP£30,325
Fuel type:
diesel
Gearbox:
manual
Doors:
5 doors

Attractive company car tax bills and big discounts for private buyers are the two main pulls of the Vauxhall Astra. If you’re looking to inject a little excitement into your daily commute, the Ford Focus is a better bet, but the Astra is still a fair choice if you just want a down-to-earth family hatchback.

The 1.5 Turbo D diesel engine delivers adequate acceleration but doesn’t feel quite as strong as the 1.6 TDI you can get in the Skoda Scala. There's a noticeable pause between you squeezing your right foot and the Astra surging forward, especially at low revs, and it's quite easy to stall in stop-start traffic.


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Key information

Doors5
Seats5
0-62 MPH10.6 seconds
Fuel TypeDiesel
GearboxMANUAL

Available colours

MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

64.2

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

367

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

115

g/km