What Car? says...
The Vauxhall Astra has been fighting at the sharp end of the family car class for decades now, and remains a familiar sight on British roads.
It has to fend off some tough competition these days, with key rivals including the accomplished Ford Focus and Volkswagen Golf. On top of that, the Astra also faces an army of fashionable family SUVs, such as the Skoda Kamiq.
It all sounds pretty impressive, doesn’t it, but, just how good is the Vauxhall Astra, and is it worth having over those hugely talented rivals? In this review we'll let you know how it compares with the Ford Focus, Skoda Scala, Volkswagen Golf and others.
We’ve also put it through its paces in a series of key areas, including performance, comfort, practicality, safety and reliability. Read on to see what we thought – or you can learn more about the forthcoming eighth-generation Astra here.
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