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2016 (16) Vauxhall Astra 1.6 CDTi 16V ecoFLEX Design 5dr

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Standard specification

Driver Convenience

Cruise control + speed limiterElectric speed sensitive power steering
External temperature gaugeLow fuel level warning light
Mobile App interfaceMulti function trip computer
Rev counterService indicator

Entertainment

4 speakersBluetooth connectivity including audio streaming
DAB Digital radioR4 IntelliLink with 7" touch screen
Steering wheel mounted audio controlsUSB/iPod/auxiliary input connections

Exterior Features

Adaptive brake lightsBody colour door handles
Body colour rear roof spoilerBody coloured door mirrors
Chrome effect upper window trimChrome front grille
Chrome headlight surroundDoor to door illumination
Electrically adjustable and heated door mirrorsGloss black finish C pillar
Heated rear windowIntermittent rear wash/wipe
LED daytime running lightsMatt black finish B pillar
One touch electric front/rear windowsSolar glass windscreen
Tinted windscreen 

Interior Features

12V power point front4 Lashing eyes in boot
60/40 split rear seatsAir conditioning
Centre console with covered storage and cupholdersChrome interior door handles
Driver/passenger sunvisorsFront passenger vanity mirror
Front reading lightsFront/rear courtesy lights
Height adjustable front/rear head restraintsIlluminated load area
Isofix system on outer rear seatsLuggage compartment cover
Reach + rake adjustable steering column 

Safety

3x3 point rear seatbeltsABS
Child locks on rear doorsDriver/Front Passenger airbags
ESPFront and rear curtain airbags
Front seat side impact airbagsHill start assist
Passenger airbag deactivate switchPedal release system
Seatbelt pretensioners on front/outer rear seatsTyre pressure monitoring system

Security

DeadlockElectronic engine immobiliser
Locking wheel boltsRemote central locking
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Technical specification

Emissions

CO2 (g/km)88Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 6

Engine and Drive Train

CamshaftDOHCCatalytic ConvertorTrue
CC1598Cylinder LayoutIN-LINE
Cylinders4Engine CodeB16DTU
Engine LayoutFRONT TRANSVERSEFuel DeliveryCOMMON RAIL
Gears6 SPEEDNumber of Valves16
TransmissionMANUAL 

Fuel Consumption

EC Combined (mpg)85.6EC Directive 1999/100/EC AppliesTrue
EC Extra Urban (mpg)91.1EC Urban (mpg)74.3

General

Badge Engine CC1.6Badge Power110
Coin DescriptionCDTi 16V ecoFLEXCoin SeriesDesign
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0713ENCAP Adult Occupant Protection %86
NCAP Child Occupant Protection %84NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 095
NCAP Pedestrian Protection %83NCAP Safety Assist %75
Service Interval Frequency - Months12Service Interval Mileage20000
Standard manufacturers warranty - Years3Timing Belt Interval Frequency - Months60
Timing Belt Interval Mileage100000Vehicle Homologation ClassM1

Performance

0 to 60 mph (secs)True0 to 62 mph (secs)10.2
Engine Power - BHP110Engine Power - KW81
Engine Power - PSTrueEngine Power - RPM3500
Engine Torque - LBS.FT221Engine Torque - MKG31
Engine Torque - NM300Engine Torque - RPM1750
Top Speed124 

Tyres

Tyre Size Front205/55 R16Tyre Size Rear205/55 R16
Tyre Size SpareTYRE REPAIR KITWheel Type16" STEEL

Vehicle Dimensions

Height1485Length4370
Wheelbase2662Width1871
Width (including mirrors)2042 

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)48Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)1210
Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)370Minimum Kerbweight1275
No. of Seats5
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's MK7 model Astra makes a lot of sense in its most economical diesel form. Jonathan Crouch drives it.

Ten Second Review

Vauxhall has delivered us a smarter, lighter, cleverer and more efficient Astra in seventh generation guise and in 1.6-litre CDTi 110PS ecoFLEX guise, it's the family hatch segment's most frugal contender. Once merely an ordinary family hatch, this model line is now making some extraordinary claims for your attention if you're in the market for a car of this kind.

Background

According to Vauxhall, over a quarter of all British drivers have at some point either owned or driven an example of their Astra family hatch. A pretty significant car for our market then - and never more so than in the hugely improved seventh generation guise we're going to look at here. Let's be clear: to meet its maker's objectives and face down an army of family hatchback Golf and Focus-sized segment rivals, this seventh generation design must be more than simply a better car than its predecessor. It has to take this segment to another level in terms of efficiency and technology, while substantially improving in terms of style and driving dynamics. If it can do just that, we'll find out at the wheel of this frugal 1.6-litre CDTi 110PS ecoFLEX variant.

Driving Experience

Reducing this seventh generation Astra model's weight by up to 200kgs has had a significant effect on the way this car drives. It now soaks up bumps better and turns into the bends more easily, aided by a stiffer chassis and torque vectoring that helps with cornering traction. As before, this Vauxhall does without the kind of independent rear suspension system you'd find on a rival Ford Focus, instead favouring a neat Watts linkage system that claims to reduce sideways motion between the axle and the body of the car as you go through the corners. Under the bonnet, diesel drivers get Vauxhall's refined 1.6-litre CDTi 'whisper diesel' unit with a choice of three power outputs - 110, 136 or 160PS. We tried the 110PS ecoFLEX variant which makes 62mph in 10.3s on the way to 121mph and is far more refined that the old 1.7-litre unit used in the previous generation model. Bear in mind though, that if you order this variant with the stop & start system that produces class-lading efficiency figures, it's a bit slower, taking 11.8s to reach 62mph and making 115mph flat out.

Design and Build

Give this seventh generation Astra little more than a cursory glance and your first impression may well be that visually at least, it isn't very much changed from what went before. Look more closely though and a different piece of styling presents itself, leaner, lighter and more agile in appearance, just as was intended. As before, there's a choice of five-door hatch or 'Sports Tourer' estate bodystyles. Inside, despite the reduction in exterior size, you get an additional 35mm of rear legroom compared to the old car. Move up-front and there's the expected smarter fascia with splashes of chrome and the expected standard touchscreen infotainment screen that as usual reduces dashboard button clutter. For the first time, the General Motors 'OnStar' system is available, the set-up providing an in-car Wi-Fi hotspot, 24/7 assistance from a dedicated service team and the ability to call the emergency services if the airbags deploy.

Market and Model

List prices have been adjusted for a little extra affordability this time round and that means you'll be paying from around £17,000 for this 1.6-litre CDTi 110PS variant. The range is based around a five-door hatchback bodystyle, but if you want a bit more versatility, then there's the option of finding a price premium of around £1,000 for the Sports Tourer estate version. And equipment? Well, if you opt for base 'Design' trim, you get 16" alloy wheels, air conditioning, a DAB stereo with Bluetooth, a 7-inch touchscreen with Android Auto & Apple CarPlay compatibility, cruise control and all round power mirrors and windows. Business users will be interested in the 'Tech Line' trim that adds sat nav and a leather steering wheel. 'Energy' models lose the sat nav but gain bigger 17" alloys along with heated front seats and a heated steering wheel. Move up to the 'SRi' grade and you get sportier wheels, a driver assistance pack, sports seats and the OnStar system that will offer help in an emergency. Top 'Elite' models gain leather electric seats that are heated front and rear, climate control and a few other luxury items. Safety kit available on plusher models or as an option includes a 'Traffic Sign Assistant' that displays traffic signs on the dash as you pass them, a 'Lane Keep Assist' system, plus a 'Forward Collision Alert' set-up with auto braking.

Cost of Ownership

You can talk as much as you like about this seventh generation Astra model's sharper styling and sophisticated technology but ultimately, probably the most important thing about it is something you can't see: the substantial weight loss programme that's been undertaken here to deliver Vauxhall's leaner, lighter and more efficient objectives. The brand says that up to 200kgs has been taken out of the weight of this car, though if you average the savings across the range, the figure is more like 130kgs. Sure enough, it's an impressively clean and frugal thing, especially in diesel form. Now that the Griffin brand has at last ditched the noisy old-tech 1.3 and 1.7-litre CDTi units that rather hobbled the previous generation model, this Vauxhall looks set to take on all-comers in this closely-fought segment when it comes to those all-important figures. You have to have a 1.6-litre CDTi unit these days and it's at its most efficient in 110PS guise: or at least it is if you pay extra for the ecoFLEX variant with its engine stop/start system. With this in place, a class-leading 91.2mpg on the combined cycle is theoretically supposed to be possible, along with 82g/km of CO2. To save you making comparisons, I'll tell you that this is between 5 and 10% better than this model's most efficient rivals can manage.

Summary

So to the bottom line, which is, quite simply, that it's time for the market to re-evaluate the Vauxhall Astra. It's the most efficient and technologically advanced contender in its class, as well as being one of the best equipped and most affordable. Despite smaller dimensions, it somehow manages to be more practical than before - and smarter too. Better still, a weight loss programme has also resulted in a much lighter car that's more agile and responsive to drive. It's hard to make a bad choice in the powerplant department either and the 1.6-litre CDTi 110PS ecoFLEX diesel unit we've been looking at here is impressively quiet and very efficient. Best of all, this MK7 model Astra remains 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
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Handling
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Comfort
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Space
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Styling
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Build
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Value
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Equipment
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Economy
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Depreciation
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Insurance
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Monthly payment£220.84
Deposit£1219
Term (months)60
Cash price£12,188
Credit amount£10,969
Completion fee£1
Total amount payable£14,470.40
Fixed interest rate4.1%
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