The Vauxhall Astra has been a common sight on the roads of Britain for quite a few years now, in a number of different models and varieties. There have been several engine options to choose from, as the design of the car has progressed. The engines are typically between 1.4 litres and 1.7 litres, with a 1.6 litre turbo petrol engine being among the best performing in the range. The diesel 1.7 litre engine adds a touch more power or there is also a smaller engine, at 1.3 litres, ideal for owners looking for a more economical option.
As the car has developed over the years, so have the safety features included in each build. Stability control and airbags are fitted as standard and there are a number of up-to-date security features that are also included to help to deter thieves.
The quality of ride depends, to a large extent, on the Vauxhall Astra model in question and the size of engine. A good number of reviewers consider the 1.6 litre petrol engine to be a solid choice, as it delivers sufficient power and acceleration to make it suitable for use in both an urban environment and for longer motorway type journeys. There is a firm feel to the steering in most models and the general performance makes the car a reliable and quality choice for a small family car.
There is a choice of designs across the Vauxhall Astra range, including hatchback and estate versions, both of which have received facelifts in recent years. Even though the convertible model has been discontinued, there is still a wide range of body styles and engine options available to suit individual customer's preferences and requirements.
The interior styling of the Vauxhall Astra includes a number of user-friendly features and is well liked by many members of the motoring press who have reviewed and use the car. The instrumentation is clear and there is more than adequate interior space, with good storage capacity, both for personal items in the cabin and for luggage.
A powerful, streamlined design, technological innovation and exceptional build quality define the new Vauxhall Astra. The Vauxhall Astra's FlexRide chassis adapts to the road conditions and the style of driving for a supremely comfortable ride. Along with outstanding handling, the Vauxhall Astra boasts an exceptional balance between performance and efficiency.
The new Vauxhall Astra is also available as a practical, stylish estate - the Astra Sports Tourer estate; a sporty coupe-come-cabriolet - the Astra TwinTop; and the striking Astra Sport Hatch.
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