The Vauxhall Astra is a popular family car that has been a huge sales success since it was first released in the 1970s
The 5th generation Vauxhall Astra is Vauxhall’s flagship family car, bringing technology and innovation to the compact five-door hatchback class. Find and compare car insurance for your Vauxhall Astra with uSwitch.
Vauxhall Astra models
There is huge choice and versatility with the Vauxhall Astra. The hatchback is the standard family car, the Vauxhall Astra estate is practical and spacious and for added thrills there is a Vauxhall Astra cabriolet and the sporty VXR.
Vauxhall Astra engines and fuel consumption
With plenty of engine choices fuel economy with the Vauxhall Astra varies. You can expect 50+ miles per gallon from the most economical, but half the economy with the fastest Vauxhall Astra models.
- petrol engines: from 1.4 to 2.2L
- diesel engines: from 1.2 to 2.0L
Vauxhall Astra Euro NCAP safety ratings
Safety levels have increased with each new generation of the Vauxhall Astra, with the 5th generation model achieving 5 stars.
- adult: 5/5
- child: 4/5
Vauxhall Astra facts
- The Vauxhall Astra was Britain’s second bestselling car from 2005 to 2007, increasingly narrowing the gap between the bestselling Ford Focus.
- The 2008 movie Vantage Point features the Vauxhall Astra in a high speed car chase.