Having been around since 1979, there’s hardly a doubt that the Astra is among Britain’s favourite cars. In fact, it’s the third-best-selling car of all time in the UK. Made in Ellesmere Port, Merseyside, this humble car has hit our roads in all shapes and sizes – vans, coupes, hatchbacks, convertibles. But the family-friendly estate is the most loved of all, offering all the space and practicality you need in an everyday motor, with top-notch safety to boot.
Visit the Vauxhall Astra hub to explore available cars and learn more about the model
What we think about the Vauxhall Astra
Woven into the UK’s automotive DNA, the Vauxhall Astra is a delightful car that has remained among the best-in-class since launch.
Lots of engine choice
Fun to drive
Rivals have better rear seating space
Drive isn’t too exciting
Given that they’ve been around for more than four decades, you can find Astras from all seven generations in the used car market. The latest generation has been around since 2015 and includes a five-door hatch variant. Vauxhall has always been known for plenty of choice with engines and trims, too, like the entry-level Design and the tech-focused Elite.
Our verdict of the Vauxhall Astra
4 / 5 Gumtree rating
The Vauxhall Astra is a standout in the family car segment, bringing practicality and value for money to the masses, without compromising on build quality.