2017 Vauxhall Astra Hatchback

Introduction

The Vauxhall Astra is a familiar family five-door that often seems to fly under the radar by virtue of its rather ordinary size, purpose, price and positioning in the market. It is a traditional compact hatchback with space for five, that sits between the Corsa and the Insignia in Vauxhall’s range. With this version, Vauxhall has introduced a new spectrum of advanced technologies to raise the Astra’s appeal in a tough period for ordinary hatchbacks threatened by the rise of the crossover SUV.

 

Body Styles: 5dr Hatchback       Seats: 5         MRP from £16,375 - £24,600 

 

Did you know? The first two Astra generations were simply rebadged versions of the Opel Kadett, while in the 2000s there was a Belgian-built Astra for the US

 

Verdict | Design | Interior | Technology | Performance | Safety | Specs | Running Costs | Pricing

Verdict: ★★★★★★★☆☆☆ (7.5/10)

Hatchbacks the size and shape of the Astra were at one time, even in recent memory, a central pillar of the car market. It’s easy to see why, thanks to this car’s balance of space, dimensions and driver-friendliness. Many people have jumped ship to compact SUVs and crossovers, though, which offer a higher driving position and aren’t necessarily all that much more expensive. The Astra is a good everyday car and has no major flaws, but it does lack desirability in this new age. 

Design & Exterior

★★★★★★☆☆☆☆ (6/10)

Interior & Comfort

★★★★★★★★☆☆ (8/10)

Technology & Connectivity

★★★★★★★★★☆ (9/10)

Performance & Handling

★★★★★★★★☆☆ (8/10)

Safety Features

★★★★★★★☆☆☆ (7/10)

Spec & Trim Levels

★★★★★★★★☆☆ (8/10)

Running Costs & Fuel Economy

★★★★★★★★☆☆ (8/10)

Pricing

★★★★★★☆☆☆☆ (6/10)

 

2017 Vauxhall Astra