3.5 out of 5 3.5
Parkers overall rating: 3.5 out of 5 3.5
Vauxhall Astra Estate (04-10) - rated 3.5 out of 5
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At a glance

New price £14,100 - £23,835
Used price £285 - £3,395
Fuel economy
Not tested to latest standards
View pre-2017 economy specs
Road tax cost £30 - £565
Insurance group 9 - 32 How much is it to insure?

PROS

Wide choice of engines available, strong build quality, good-sized boot

CONS

Drab interior, awkward button layout on dash, other estates are more stylish

Vauxhall Astra Estate rivals

Written by David Ross on

Vauxhall has produced yet another capable variant of the Astra in the form of the estate. It offers more rear legroom than the hatchback models as well as a usefully large carrying capacity. It might not have the biggest boot in the sector, but it is helped by some innovative features such as the FlexOrganiser, which can keep various items in the boot separate.

There's a wide range of petrol and diesel engines too that will suit most driver's needs. The cabin is a bit of a let down though - it lacks the sophistication of alternatives such as the Ford Focus and the layout of the buttons is poor. However, that doesn't prevent the Astra estate from being a comfortable and useful family car.

Vauxhall Astra Estate rivals

Other Vauxhall Astra (2004 - 2010) models: