New Vauxhall Astra review

Category: Family car

Section: Interior

Vauxhall Astra 2022 interior dashboard
  • Vauxhall Astra 2022 front right tracking
  • Vauxhall Astra 2022 rear cornering
  • Vauxhall Astra 2022 interior dashboard
  • Vauxhall Astra 2022 interior rear seats
  • Vauxhall Astra 2022 interior infotainment
  • Vauxhall Astra 2022 right tracking
  • Vauxhall Astra 2022 right cornering
  • Vauxhall Astra 2022 rear right tracking
  • Vauxhall Astra 2022 front tracking
  • Vauxhall Astra 2022 headlight detail
  • Vauxhall Astra 2022 grille detail
  • Vauxhall Astra 2022 rear lights detail
  • Vauxhall Astra 2022 interior front seats
  • Vauxhall Astra 2022 interior steering wheel
  • Vauxhall Astra 2022 interior dashboard detail
  • Vauxhall Astra 2022 boot open
  • Vauxhall Astra 2022 front right tracking
  • Vauxhall Astra 2022 rear cornering
  • Vauxhall Astra 2022 interior dashboard
  • Vauxhall Astra 2022 interior rear seats
  • Vauxhall Astra 2022 interior infotainment
  • Vauxhall Astra 2022 right tracking
  • Vauxhall Astra 2022 right cornering
  • Vauxhall Astra 2022 rear right tracking
  • Vauxhall Astra 2022 front tracking
  • Vauxhall Astra 2022 headlight detail
  • Vauxhall Astra 2022 grille detail
  • Vauxhall Astra 2022 rear lights detail
  • Vauxhall Astra 2022 interior front seats
  • Vauxhall Astra 2022 interior steering wheel
  • Vauxhall Astra 2022 interior dashboard detail
  • Vauxhall Astra 2022 boot open
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In this section:
  • Driving position and dashboard
  • Visibility, parking sensors and cameras
  • Sat nav and infotainment
  • Quality

Interior

The interior layout, fit and finish

Driving position and dashboard

Finding a comfortable seating position in the Vauxhall Astra should only take a moment, with plenty of adjustment available from the seat and steering wheel. The pedals aren’t too close, although some drivers may find the steering wheel obstructs the top of the instrument panel if it’s set too low – a problem that also afflicts the closely related Peugeot 308. The seats in GS Line and Ultimate models are particularly comfortable, with plenty of support for cornering and firm bolstering.

Those who find the dashboard layout of the Peugeot 308 a little awkward might find the Astra a better fit. The standard 10in digital instrument panel is viewed through the steering wheel (rather than over it), and is accompanied by a head-up display on Ultimate models to help keep your eyes on the road.

When you look over your shoulder, you’re greeted by thick rear pillars that restrict your view (the Mazda 3 suffers from this too). Luckily, to help you when you're parking, all versions come with front and rear parking sensors, while GS Line and Ultimate trim add a 360-degree camera. 

Seeing at night shouldn’t be an issue thanks to bright standard-fit LED headlights on all trim levels. With top-spec Ultimate trim those lights are upgraded to clever adaptive matrix headlights that allow you to keep full beam on at all times without blinding other road users.

Vauxhall Astra 2022 interior dashboard

Sat nav and infotainment

All versions of the Astra come with a 10in infotainment touchscreen. The responses are quick enough, and the home screen uses a simple grid layout to help you find the function you want quickly. All version get wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay smartphone mirroring, but it’s best to stick with the standard-fit built-in sat-nav if you want to see instructions on the driver display.

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