Parkers overall rating: 3.5 out of 5 3.5

Miles per pound (mpp) Miles per pound (mpp)

Reliable fuel consumption data for comparison purposes is not available for this model.

Fuel economy

A more stringent standard for fuel economy (WLTP) was introduced from September 2017, and this model was not required to undergo that test. Its fuel economy measured under the previous test system was 30 - 62 mpg. However these figures are less likely to be achievable in real world driving and so should never be compared to another car's mpg which was measured under the newer, more realistic WLTP system.

The petrol and diesel engines are frugal for their various power outputs and a Vauxhall dealer should be happy to offer a discount on an Astra estate, reducing the depreciation suffered when it comes time to sell on. Insurance groups are low across most of the range, and repair costs should also be modest. Like the hatchback, the Astra estate has been designed to be repair-friendly so small repairs are quick and simple to carry out.

The Astra scores fairly well on the eco front. In 2008 an ecoFLEX model was introduced which is powered by a 1.7 CDTi with 110bhp. It emits 119g/km of CO2 - making it cheap to tax - and returns 63mpg.

The old Astra estate suffered few reliability problems but this one has proved more robust and problems are rare.

Ongoing running costs

Road tax (12 months) £30 - £585
See tax rates for all versions
Insurance group 9 - 32
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