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19 Vauxhall Astra 1.4T 16V 150 Griffin 5dr [Start Stop]

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Standard specification

Driver Convenience

Central facia display with digital clock, outside air temperature and audio informationCruise control + speed limiter
Digital fuel gauge with low fuel warning lightDigital water temperature gauge with warning light
Electric speed sensitive power steeringGearshft up/down indication light
Left Key in ignition audible warningLights on audible warning
Monochrome display in instrument clusterMulti function trip computer
Oil life monitoring systemRev counter
Service due indicatorSpeedometer
Start/stop system 

Entertainment

6 speakersAM/FM radio
R4 Intellilink infotainment Sat Nav, 7" screen, DAB, traffic program, USB/iPod/Bluetooth audio stream, microphone, 2D map, Apple CarPlay/Android AutoSteering wheel mounted audio controls

Exterior Features

Adaptive brake lightsAlloy effect front door sill covers
Automatic lighting controlAutomatically dimming anti dazzle rear view mirror
Body colour door handlesBody colour rear roof spoiler
Body coloured door mirrorsChrome effect upper window trim
Chrome-effect front grille barChrome-effect headlight detail
Dark tinted rear windowsDoor to door illumination
Electric folding door mirrorsElectric front/rear windows/one touch facility
Front fog lightsGloss black finish B pillar
Gloss black finish C pillarGriffin badges
Halogen Projector HeadlampsHazard warning lamps
Heated rear screen with timed cut offHigh level LED centre rear brake light
Intermittent rear wash/wipeLED daytime running lights
LED side repeat indicatorsManual headlight beam levelling
Rain sensor windscreen wipersRear fog lights
Reversing lightSide window demist vents
Solar heat absorbing windscreenTinted windows
Tunnel detection for auto light controlTwin electrically adjustable and heated door mirrors
Two speed windscreen wipers with variable intermittent wipeWindscreen demist vents

Interior Features

12V electrical accessory socket in front16 way adjustable driver seat
3 spoke steering wheel4 way electrically adjustable lumbar support for drivers seat
60/40 split folding rear seatAdjustable front armrest
Ambient LED downlighter in facia/centre consoleAmbient LED lighting in front door
Athena fabric/Premium leather upholsteryBlack door panels with black Sienna cloth inserts
Black leather effect side bolsters and surroundsChrome interior door handles
Driver and front passenger illuminated vanity mirror with flip up coversDriver and front passenger seat cushion extension
Driver and front passenger sunvisorsDriver's ergonomic active seat with sports-style front passenger seat
Dual zone electronic climate control including air conditioningFade up/down courtesy light
Folding storage box on driver side lower faciaFour adjustable facia vents
Four load restraint lashing eyesFront and rear door pockets
Front centre armrest with storageFront courtesy lights
Front seat back storage pocketsFully carpeted load area
Glovebox with lidGriffin branded floor mats
Height adjustable and removable rear head restraints (x3)Height adjustable front head restraints
Illuminated load areaInterior tailgate handle
Isofix child seat mounting points on outer rear seatsLuggage compartment cover
Reach + rake adjustable steering columnReach adjustable for front passenger seat
Rear courtesy lightsReclining backrests
Satin chrome effect bezel on steering wheelStorage compartment in centre console
Titanium headliningTwin front reading lights with illuminated switches
Twin gas assisted tailgate strutsTwin rear reading lights with illuminated switches
Two drink holders in centre console 

Packs

Winter Pack - Astra 

Safety

3x3 point rear seatbeltsAnti-lock braking system (ABS)
Child locks on rear doorsElectronic parking brake
Electronic Stability ProgrammeHeight adjustable front seatbelts
Hill start assistPassenger airbag deactivate switch
Pedal release systemSeatbelt pretensioners on front/outer rear seats
Seatbelt warningSix airbags - Driver's dual stage airbag/front passenger's dual stage airbag/front seat side impact airbags/full size curtain airbags
Traction controlTyre pressure monitoring system

Security

Electronically protected audioEngine Immobiliser & Deadlocks
Freewheeling door locksLocking wheel bolts
Remote control central lockingRemote control ultrasonic security alarm system
Visible vehicle identification number 

Trim

Black facia with piano black trim insertsInstrument panel bar in satin chrome
Piano black trim inserts on front doorsSilver air vent surrounds

Wheels

18" Bi-colour alloy wheelsTyre inflation kit
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Technical specification

Emissions - ICE

CO2 (g/km)125Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 6

Engine and Drive Train

CamshaftDOHCCatalytic ConvertorTrue
CC1399Compression Ratio10.0:1
Cylinder LayoutIN-LINECylinders4
Cylinders - Bore (mm)74Cylinders - Stroke (mm)81.3
Engine CodeD14XFTEngine LayoutFRONT TRANSVERSE
Fuel DeliveryTURBO INJECTIONGears6 SPEED
Number of Valves16TransmissionMANUAL

Fuel Consumption - ICE

EC Directive 1999/100/EC AppliesTrueWLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Max6.4
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Min5.9WLTP - MPG - Comb - Max44.1
WLTP - MPG - Comb - Min47.9 

General

Badge Engine CC1.4Badge Power150
Based On ID89008Coin DescriptionT 16V 150 [Start Stop]
Coin SeriesGriffinInsurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0720E
Manufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years6Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years1
NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %86NCAP Child Occupant Protection %84
NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 095NCAP Pedestrian Protection %83
NCAP Safety Assist %75Service Interval Frequency - Months12
Service Interval Mileage20000Special EditionTrue
Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage60000Standard manufacturers warranty - Years3
Timing Belt Interval Frequency - Months72Timing Belt Interval Mileage100000
Vehicle Homologation ClassM1 

Performance

Engine Power - BHP150Engine Power - KW110
Engine Power - PSTrueEngine Power - RPM5000
Engine Torque - LBS.FT181Engine Torque - MKG25
Engine Torque - NM245Engine Torque - RPM2000

Test Cycles

Emissions Test CycleNEDC Correlated 

Tyres

Alloys?TrueTyre Size Front225/40 R18
Tyre Size Rear225/40 R18Tyre Size SpareTYRE REPAIR KIT
Wheel Type18" ALLOY 

Vehicle Dimensions

Height1485Length4370
Wheelbase2662Width1809
Width (including mirrors)2042 

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)48Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)1210
Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)370Max. Roof Load75
Max. Towing Weight - Braked1550Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked620
No. of Seats5Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb11.5
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Independent review

Review courtesy of Car and Driving

Vauxhall Astra

Vauxhall has rejuvenated its MK7 model Astra family hatch. Jonathan Crouch takes a look.

Ten Second Review

Vauxhall has delivered us a smarter, cleverer and more efficient version of its British-built seventh generation Astra. A fresh range of three cylinder petrol and diesel engines bring the oily bits up to date and make a big difference to running costs. Plus safety now meets today's higher class standards and you can specify extra high-end luxury features you couldn't have had before. In short, this Astra's now worth a second look.

Background

Despite Vauxhall's best efforts over more than three decades and six different generations, their Astra has rarely been the family hatchback its drivers would ideally have chosen to own. Not because it's ever been a bad car: just never a class-leading one. The kind of model you bought because it was good value. Or more likely, because you were given the keys by your company Fleet Manager. This seventh generation version was tasked to do better - and the signs are that in this facelifted guise, it just might. As you may expect, it's smarter-looking, but more importantly, it's significantly more efficient than before thanks to a range of fresh 3 cylinder petrol and diesel engines; the most frugal diesel can eke nearly 65 miles out of a gallon of DERV on the now much-stricter WLTP official test. And even the petrols can get around 50mpg. It still drives well too.

Driving Experience

The key changes here lie beneath the bonnet. Previously, there was just a single 3 cylinder engine in the range. Now the old units have gone and the line-up is built around this format. There are two fresh petrol units, a 1.2 developing either 110, 130 or 145PS and mated to 6-speed manual transmission. And a 1.4 putting out 145PS which has to be had with a new 7-speed CVT auto 'box. All the engines develop reasonable pulling power, with outputs ranging between 195 and 236Nm. Vauxhall's particularly pleased with throttle response with these engines, claiming that 90% of their pulling power is available within 1.5 seconds of pressing the accelerator. The diesel engine is new too, a 1.5-litre three cylinder powerplant offered in two states of tune, 105PS and 122PS. The more potent unit gets the option of a new 9-speed auto gearbox. These engines feature an electrically-activated turbocharger with variable geometry turbine vanes and, similar to their petrol counterparts, a balance shaft in the block for additional refinement. Torque output figures vary between 260 to 300Nm. There are no suspension or handling changes, which means that this MK7 model continues with a relatively simple torsion beam rear suspension system, a set-up enhanced with a so-called 'Watts linkage' feature to improve cornering stability.

Design and Build

You'd struggle to recognise this facelifted model as being different from earlier versions of the MK7 Astra design. The only visual changes lie with small tweaks to upper and lower sections of the front grille, these apparently contributing to a more aerodynamic profile. As before, buyers choose between the standard five-door hatch body shape, or a five-door Sports Tourer estate variant. Fortunately, the exterior lines of the silhouette are wearing well. A nice touch is the 'floating' roof, an effect created by a dark trim on the C-pillar and highlighted by a chrome strip that runs the length of the roof. Inside, there are no changes but extra comfort can be specified in the form of high-end features like a wireless charger, a heated windscreen and a BOSE sound system. As before, infotainment's taken care of by the available Multimedia Radio, Multimedia Navi and Multimedia Navi Pro systems. All systems are compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone-mirroring and the top-of-the-line Multimedia Navi Pro set-up has an eight-inch colour touchscreen and can also be operated by voice control. Rear seat space is class-competitive, as is boot space, 370-litres in the hatch and 540-litres in the Sports Tourer.

Market and Model

Prices aren't very different from before, starting from just under £19,000 and range up to around £30,000 across the range of hatches and estates spread across the usual wide range of trim options ('SE', 'Business Edition Nav', various 'SRi' options, 'Elite' and 'Ultimate'). Vauxhall wants to emphasise that safety standards have taken a decent step forward with this facelift, courtesy of the installation of a new digital front camera, which is both smaller and more powerful than before thanks to a faster processor. It now not only recognises vehicles, but also pedestrians, greatly improving safety. Furthermore, thanks to the high-resolution camera, traffic sign recognition can now process more traffic signs and show them as symbols on the display. The digital rear view camera, available on selected models, is also more powerful, and works in conjunction with the new Multimedia Navi Pro infotainment system. Most models get Connected Navigation services with real-time traffic information, a set-up that uses online map updates to make the journey more relaxed, while the navigation display itself appears with redesigned symbols in a fresher, more modern look. The same applies to the instrument cluster, which features a redesigned digital speedometer. Optionally available is the E-Call emergency call function. If needed, help is just seconds away by pressing the red button. If the seatbelt tensioners or airbags are deployed, the system automatically makes an emergency call.

Cost of Ownership

Put simply, you're not going to find an Astra that's going to cost you a huge amount to run. Even the 1.4 petrol turbo returns up to 49.6mpg on the WLTP cycle and up to 132g/km of WLTP-rated CO2. For the two 1.2-litre units, the WLTP figures are up to 54.3mpg and up to 120g/km of CO2. The 1.5-litre CDTi diesels will manage much more. Both the manual black pump-fuelled models manage up to 64.2mpg and up to 117g/km. While the 122PS auto returns up to 57.6mpg and up to 130g/km. Vauxhall reckons these figures are helped immeasurably by this Astra's slippery bodywork - it's the most aerodynamic car in its class with a sleek 0.26Cd. For the Sports Tourer, the figure is 0.25Cd. The aero-benchmarks have been achieved through numerous measures, including an engine compartment cover, deflector-shaped rear axle control arms and a full-face shutter. The upper and lower portions of the new Astra's radiator grille automatically open and close independently of one another, further improving the frontal airflow. The underbody optimisation improves the drag coefficient by reducing turbulence. With all the new engines, integration of the water-cooled exhaust manifold in the cylinder head contributes to quick engine warm-up, which lowers emissions after a cold start. And the diesel unit gets passive oxidation catalyst, an AdBlue injector, an SCR catalyst and a Diesel Particulate Filter.

Summary

In a family hatchback class stuffed with appealing options, it would be easy perhaps to overlook this seventh generation Astra - or at least to assume it to be an also-ran in this tightly-fought segment. You shouldn't do that - and it isn't. Especially now. The new engines bring this Vauxhall back to the forefront of the Focus segment and offer levels of efficiency that rivals struggle to beat. And your local dealer is likely to give you a very sharp deal too. Assuming you get that, you'll also get yourself a car that feels quite up to the challenge posed by an army of efficient, plush and dynamically able rivals. Of course this facelift's package of improvements have helped here - the slightly smarter look, the extra safety provision and the additional luxury features. Best of all, it's mainly British, with hatch and estate models built at Ellesmere Port near Liverpool to a quality at least as high as anything the Japanese brands can manage. That reason alone might be enough to give this car a place on your family hatchback shortlist. Fortunately for Vauxhall, there are also many others.

Performance
70%
Handling
80%
Comfort
70%
Space
70%
Styling
60%
Build
60%
Value
80%
Equipment
70%
Economy
70%
Depreciation
60%
Insurance
70%

* This vehicle is affected by the new 2017 road tax rules. Find out more

** MPG figures are obtained in laboratory testing and intended for comparisons between vehicles. Please be aware they're not intended to represent real world efficiency.

Personal contract purchase

Monthly payment£259
Deposit£259
Term (months)48
Fixed interest rate3.5%
Cash price£15,998
Credit amount£15,739
Guaranteed future value£6605
Total amount payable£19,037
Contract mileage32,000
Excess mileage charge9.0p per mile
Representative APR6.9%
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