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2013 (63) Vauxhall Astra 1.6i 16V SRi 5dr Auto

Arnold Clark Birtley
Only £7288
£300 deposit
£140.69 per month

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Standard specification

Driver Convenience

Check control systemCruise control + speed limiter
Multi function trip computerPAS
Service interval indicator 

Entertainment

Steering wheel mounted audio controls 

Exterior Features

Adaptive brake lightsBody colour door handles
Body coloured bumpersBody coloured door mirrors
Chrome beltlineChrome effect window side mouldings
Chrome headlight surroundDark tinted rear windows
Electric front windowsElectrically adjustable and heated door mirrors
Front fog lampsLoad sill protection
Rear wiperSilver roof rails

Interior Features

12V socket in luggage compartment3 spoke part perforated sports leather steering wheel
60/40 split rear seatsAmbient interior lighting
Centre console with covered storage and cupholdersChrome bezelled steering wheel
Driver's seat height adjusterFolding load compartment floor cover
Front armrestFront reading lights
Front seat back storage pocketsFront seat head restraints
Illuminated vanity mirrorsIsofix system on outer rear seats
Reach + rake adjustable steering columnRear headrests
Rear reading lightsRetractable luggage cover

Safety

3x3 point rear seatbeltsABS
Cornering brake controlCurtain airbags
Driver/Front Passenger airbagsEmergency brake assist
ESPHeight adjustable front seatbelts
Hill start assistPassenger airbag deactivate switch
Side airbagsTraction control

Security

ImmobiliserRemote central deadlocking
Remote ultrasonic alarm system 

Technical

Lowered sports suspension 

Trim

Liquid palladium interior trim
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)169Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 5

Engine and Drive Train

CamshaftDOHCCatalytic ConvertorTrue
CC1598Compression Ratio10.8:1
Cylinder LayoutIN-LINECylinders4
Cylinders - Bore (mm)79Cylinders - Stroke (mm)81.5
Engine LayoutFRONT TRANSVERSEFuel DeliveryMULTI POINT FUEL INJECTION
Gears6 SPEEDNumber of Valves16
TransmissionSEMI-AUTO 

Fuel Consumption

EC Combined (mpg)39.2EC Directive 1999/100/EC AppliesTrue
EC Extra Urban (mpg)50.4EC Urban (mpg)28.2

General

Badge Engine CC1.6Badge Power115
Coin Descriptioni 16VCoin SeriesSRi
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0712EManufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years6
Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years1Service Interval Frequency - Months12
Service Interval Mileage20000Timing Belt Interval Frequency - Months48
Timing Belt Interval Mileage80000Vehicle Homologation ClassM1

Performance

0 to 60 mph (secs)True0 to 62 mph (secs)12.9
Engine Power - BHP115Engine Power - KW85
Engine Power - PSTrueEngine Power - RPM6000
Engine Torque - LBS.FT114Engine Torque - MKG15.8
Engine Torque - NM155Engine Torque - RPM4000
Top Speed113 

Tyres

Alloys?TrueTyre Size Front215/50 R17
Tyre Size Rear215/50 R17Tyre Size SpareTYRE REPAIR KIT
Wheel Style5 SPOKEWheel Type17" ALLOY

Vehicle Dimensions

Height (including roof rails)1535Length4698
Wheelbase2685Width1814
Width (including mirrors)2013 

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)56Gross Vehicle Weight2030
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)1550Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)500
Max. Loading Weight577Max. Roof Load100
Max. Towing Weight - Braked1000Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked700
Minimum Kerbweight1453No. of Seats5
Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb10.9
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 Sports Tourer

Like its hatchback counterpart, Vauxhall's latest more spacious Astra Sports Tourer estate gets a smarter look, extra connectivity and a more appealing, more efficient range of engines. Jonathan Crouch reports.

Ten Second Review

Vauxhall is hoping to increase its presence in the compact estate sector with the latest Astra Sports Tourer. MPVs and 4x4s might offer more interesting options for family buyers but the solid, practical virtues of a good estate are not to be under-estimated. This one's cleaner, more frugal, more practical, higher-tech and sharper to look at than before. It's a better package all-round.

Background

When what you need to fit in your car just won't, you need a bigger car. Family hatchback owners confronted with this nightmare scenario have a number of options at their disposal. They could take the rugged route with a compact 4x4, choose the versatility of a mini-MPV or step up to a medium range saloon. Alternatively, they could turn to an extended version of the family hatchback they already have. The estate car isn't the trendiest or most exciting option but when you need a little bit more room, it does the job. Vauxhall's Astra Sports Tourer is little more than an extended Astra hatch but it could be all the car you need, especially in latest generation form. Many of the leading lights in the family hatchback sector have an estate version. Focus, Golf, Peugeot 308 - the manufacturers of all these models see the value of tagging another few centimetres onto the rear of the five-door hatches to give customers the option of extra carrying capacity. Vauxhall has a history of following suit with its Astra but like its rivals, sales of Astra estates have traditionally been way down on those of the standard hatchback versions. The compact estate market looks likely to remain a niche one but with flashy Sports Tourer branding, this generation Astra estate could be destined to take a bigger slice of it.

Driving Experience

Like the rest of the Astra Sports Tourer, the suspension is shared with the Astra hatchback. Reducing this latest 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 Estate, 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, those in search of petrol power have an up-to the-minute range of options. We'd suggest you bypass the most affordable 100PS 1.4-litre engine in favour of the lighter, more responsive and much more efficient 105PS 1.0-litre ECOTEC turbo three cylinder unit. If you need more power, there are a couple of 1.4-litre Turbo powerplants offering 125 or 150PS, plus a top 200PS 1.6 Turbo option. Diesel drivers get Vauxhall's refined 1.6-litre CDTi 'whisper diesel' unit with a choice of three power outputs - 110, 136 or 160PS. The 110PS ecoFLEX variant delivers class-leading efficiency figures - 91.2mpg on the combined cycle and 82g/km of CO2.

Design and Build

The Sports Tourer bodyshape further extends the now-sportier styling of the seventh generation five-door model. The slightly arched sloping roofline gives this estate derivative a longer appearance - an effect further enhanced by the divided C-pillar. The rear view aims to combine practicality with a bit of elegant design, but overall, the emphasis is on a stable, robust and safe stance, with the muscular rear-wheel arch contours and the divided rear light clusters adding to this impression. This latest generation Sports Tourer has the same dimensions as its predecessor, with a length of 4,702mm, a width of 1,871mm and a height of 1,499mm. Despite that, it offers much more space for passengers and luggage. The driver can enjoy 26mm of additional headroom and passengers in the rear have 28mm more. The Sports Tourer's total cargo capacity is now 1,630-litres with the rear seat folded, this thanks to more efficient packaging. At the wheel, the characteristic fascia element is what Vauxhall refers to as a 'blade'-style panel that stretches right across the cabin trimmed in piano black with a neat chromed edging. Beautifully integrated into it is an Intellilink infotainment screen that can be either 7 or 8-inches in size.

Market and Model

There's a price premium of around £1,000 for the Sports Tourer estate version over its five-door hatchback stablemate and that means you'll be paying from just over £16,500 to around £21,000 for mainstream versions. At the affordable end of the petrol line-up, it's well worth trying to find the £700 premium Vauxhall asks to graduate from the entry-level 1.4-litre 100PS unit to the far more responsive and efficient three cylinder 1.0-litre powerplant. Want a diesel? Well there are no duffers in the Astra black pump line-up any more - even the base 110PS 1.6-litre CDTi unit (priced from around £18,000) is impressive. Most buyers though, pay the necessary premium (around £700) to get themselves this engine in pokier 136PS guise. Conventional automatic transmission is only available on the 150PS 1.4-litre petrol Turbo model or the 136PS version of the 1.6-litre CDTi diesel - for a premium of around £1,300 over the manual variant. However, at the bottom of the range, you can get a simpler 'Easytronic' set-up - essentially a manual gearbox without a clutch - on the 1.0-litre petrol engine for a premium of just £400. Standard equipment across the range includes alloy wheels and an Intellilink colour infotainment touchscreen compatible with the latest Apple CarPlay and Android Auto systems, via which you can duplicate the functionality of your smartphone handset onto your car's infotainment screen to access maps and message reading. We particularly like the 'OnStar' personal connectivity system that offers destination downloads, wi-fi access, a vehicle tracking system and automatic emergency response in an accident.

Cost of Ownership

You're not going to find an Astra Sports Tourer model that's going to cost you a huge amount to run. Even the 1.4 petrol turbo is likely to return around 50mpg with a light right foot, while of course the 1.6-litre CDTi diesels will manage much more. If operating costs are your biggest worry then step forward the 1.6 litre CDTi 110PS diesel ecoFLEX model, a car capable of around 90mpg on the combined cycle while emitting not much more than 80g/km of CO2. Sadly Vauxhall have dropped their 100,000 mile 'lifetime' warranty and now offer a standard three year 60,000 mile effort; the industry standard in other words. Residuals may be marginally improved by a promised extra focus on quality - we'll wait and see on that. As usual, you can help yourself in terms of model depreciation by exercising a little restraint when it comes to ticking boxes on the options list. It's very easy here to get up towards a £25,000 car without too much effort. Stick to the essentials that will make the vehicle more appealing to its potential second owner and you shouldn't do too badly.

Summary

With all the other options facing family car buyers in the modern marketplace, the compact estate car is sometimes overlooked. Admittedly, it's not the most exciting option next to the plethora of tough-looking compact 4x4s and MPVs with their elaborate seating arrangements but it is reassuringly simple in what it offers and surprisingly practical too. Vauxhall's improved Astra Sports Tourer seems to fit the bill very nicely in this regard, especially in this latest generation form with its extra efficiency, additional space, greater connectivity and sharper looks. If you're in the market for a car of this kind, it should be on your shopping list.

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Monthly payment£140.69
Deposit£300
Term (months)60
Cash price£7288
Credit amount£6988
Completion fee£1
Total amount payable£8742.40
Fixed interest rate4.1%
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