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Vauxhall Astra

(2015 - present)

The Vauxhall Astra is a medium-sized five-door hatchback and estate. The current model was launched in 2015 and is the seventh generation of a long-running model in the Vauxhall family.

The current Astra will be the last model developed under Vauxhall’s previous GM ownership, with future models being built on PSA (Peugeot-Citroën) underpinnings. It is built at Vauxhall’s plant in Ellesmere Port in Cheshire.

The Vauxhall Astra has received mostly positive reviews from the UK motoring media. It has been praised for being comfortable, practical and economical, although is not considered as desirable as a Ford Focus or Volkswagen Golf.

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Body style: Five-door hatch and estate
Engines: petrol, diesel
Price: From £18,905 on-road

Launched: Autumn 2015
Last updated: –
Replacement due: 2020?

MEDIA REVIEWS

Reviews, road tests and comparisons from across the UK automotive media

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The Car Expert

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Autocar

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Car

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Carbuyer

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Daily Mail

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Honest John

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The Sunday Times

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The Telegraph

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Top Gear

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What Car?

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SAFETY RATING

Independent crash test and safety ratings from Euro NCAP

Overall rating: 5 stars
Date tested: December 2015

Vauxhall Astra 14

86%

ADULT OCCUPANT

Vauxhall Astra 15

84%

CHILD OCCUPANT

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83%

VULNERABLE ROAD USERS

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75%

SAFETY ASSIST

Eco rating

Independent emissions and efficiency ratings from Green NCAP

The Vauxhall Astra has not yet been lab-tested by Green NCAP. Check back soon.

Awards

Trophies, prizes and awards that the Vauxhall Astra has received

2017

  • What Car? Awards – Best Family Car
  • Fleet News Awards – Best Lower Medium Car

2016

  • European Car of the Year
  • UK Car of the Year Awards – Best Small Hatch
  • Auto Express New Car Awards – Compact Family Car of the Year
  • Carbuyer Best Car Awards – Best Family Car
  • Car Tech Awards – Tech Car of the Year + Best Self-Parking System + Best Safety Innovation
  • Autocar Awards – Game-Changer Award
  • What Car? Awards – Best Buy Under £18,000
  • Fleet News Awards – Best Lower Medium Car
  • Telegraph Cars Awards – Best Estate Car

2015

  • Golden Steering Wheel Awards – Best Compact Car

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