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Vauxhall Astra SRi Estate Review

Vauxhall Astra SRi Estate Review
10 February 2020
 

 

For our first review of 2020, and we have the Vauxhall Astra Sports Tourer. This is Vauxhall’s latest Astra with the choice of four petrol and two diesel engines, a variety of power outputs and gearboxes to suit everyone.

This popular and well trusted estate is always a common choice for a family car and for this incarnation, Vauxhall boasts that this is their most efficient Astra yet. Packed with innovative tech, class-leading aerodynamics, while being as practical and comfortable than ever.

 

Team Member Review:

“Getting to drive the new Vauxhall Astra was an experience I wasn’t expecting.  It felt relatively sporty and was actually really fun to drive as the steering was light and responsive and the brakes quite grabby. This isn’t a car you expect drivers to be racing around in but it was fun to put it to the test. “

Having driven a few similar demos recently (such as a Ford Focus and the more-pricey Skoda Superb) I don’t think they can beat this particular combination of space, equipment, comfort, refinement, performance, fuel economy and most importantly value for money. It is quite difficult to find a rival that can give you all of that and still be affordable.

None of the Astra models are without the gadgets whatever the spec, with a decent touchscreen infotainment system as standard. The base offering includes aircon, cruise control, intellilink system DAB and Bluetooth, but the demo we got our hands on was the sportier version and included few added extras. Extras such as 17-inch five twin-spoke alloy wheels, automatic lighting control, multimedia Navi system, sports-style front seats and extra padding on the seats themselves to hold you in place while going through tight corners.

Vauxhall Astra’s rear seats have a decent amount of space and would easily accommodate two passengers with longer legs as well as a couple of children’s car seats, although three adults would still be a squeeze. There is also plenty of little storage solutions dotted about to keep everything looking neat and tidy. Although there are no central drinks holders in the back. As expected with an estate vehicle there is a decent amount of boot space, where a few suitcases could fit easily or if you fold the rear seats away there would be space for a bike or a pair of skis.

Over all I surprised myself with how much I actually liked this car (as a 21-year-old single man I am not this cars target demographic) and could definitely see it as a great option for those in the market for a family estate.”

 

Pros:

  • The steering is quite light
  • Very roomy and comfortable
  • Minimalistic with easy to use controls
  • Big boot space
  • Economical on fuel
  • Great and practical family vehicle

Cons:

  • Rear visibility isn’t great and there were no parking sensors
  • Not a lot of unique technology for a newer car
  • Basic looking interior

 

Vehicle Specification:

Model: Vauxhall Astra Sports Tourer

OTR price: £ 24,250.00

Engine: 1.5 TURBO D (122)

Trim level: SRI NAV

Transmission: front Wheel Drive - Manual

Colour: Solid – Red

Upholstery: Cloth trim jet black

Fuel tank: 60 Litres (approx.)

Fuel: Diesel

CO2 emissions: 11 g/km

Acceleration: 9 seconds

Max speed: 132 mph

Boot Space: 370 Litres (seats up) 1,210 (seats down)

 

Get in touch

If you would like to talk to the team about the new Vauxhall Astra Sports Tourer you can get in touch with us on: 0333 323 7070 or newcar@evanshalshawleasing.com

 

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