Parkers overall rating: 4 out of 5 4.0
  • Five-star Euro NCAP crash-testing score
  • Intellilux LED headlamps impressed us
  • Driving Assistance Pack loaded with kit

As a body derivative of the hatchback, the Vauxhall Astra Sports Tourer has effectively already achieved the full five-star crash test rating for safety from the experts at Euro NCAP.

In spite of its lightness, the latest Astra Sports Tourer employs a greater degree of ultra-high strength steel in its construction, with six airbags to protect passengers in the event of an accident.

As with the majority of contemporary cars there’s a host of electronic aids to boost the Vauxhall’s stability, further reducing the opportunity for a driver to lose control in the first place.

Safety equipment closely mirrors that of the Vauxhall Astra Hatchback, with SRi and Elite models featuring the Driving Assistance Pack.

Night driving is significantly improved with the optional LED Intellilux matrix headlamps, featuring 16 independent lighting pods that allow sections of illunimation to be switched on and off to avoid dazzling oncoming drivers,.

Further safety extras include blind-spot warning and an automatic parking function.

  • Spacious boot isn’t the class leader
  • Plenty of cabin space on offer
  • Elite versions have 40:20:40 split rear seat

While the Vauxhall Astra Sports Tourer’s undoubtedly a practical estate car, the company has been wise not to make any claims about its spaciousness setting new class standards – in terms of outright volume it falls considerably short.

With all five seats in place the Sports Tourer offers 540 litres of boot space, which is enough to trump the Ford Focus Estate’s 490-litre tally but is shy of what the Honda Civic Tourer (624 litres), Peugeot 308 SW (660 litres), Skoda Octavia Estate (610 litres) and Volkswagen Golf Estate (605 litres) can muster.

Fold the split rear seats – 60:40 on all models barring the Elite which features a 40:20:40 arrangement – and it’s a similar story: the Vauxhall’s 1,630-litre capacity beats the Ford (1,495 litres) and VW (1,620 litres) but loses out to the Honda (1,668 litres), Peugeot (1,775 litres) and Skoda (1,740 litres).

Additional carrying capacity is offered on top as all Astra Sports Tourers feature roof rails as standard to ease the fitment of a top box, while this Vauxhall’s also the first from the marque to be fitted with an automatic tailgate operated with a foot wiggle under the rear bumper.

Dotted around the cabin are plenty of sensibly shaped and sized storage cubbies. The boot itself has usefully perpendicular sides and the rear seats fold very easily giving a nearly flat load floor.

Our only gripe was the retractable loadspace cover – when stowed the leading edge hangs downwards into the boot meaning larger items like suitcases can foul its path when you want to pull it shut.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Vauxhall Astra Sports Tourer.

  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Cruise control
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Rear electric windows
  • Remote locking
  • Side airbags
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
  • Traction control

Equipment by trim level

To view equipment options for a specific trim level, please select from the following list:

Equipment included on some trim levels
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm
  • Climate control
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric mirrors
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Metallic Paint
  • Parking sensors
  • Roof rails
  • Sat Nav
  • Service indicator
  • Sports seats
  • Steel wheels

Business Edition Nav equipment

Business Edition Nav standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric mirrors
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Lumbar support
  • Metallic Paint
  • Roof rails
  • Sat Nav
Business Edition Nav optional equipment
None available

Design equipment

Design standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Electric mirrors
  • Heated mirrors
  • Roof rails
  • Steel wheels
Design optional equipment
  • Front fog lights
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Service indicator

Elite equipment

Elite standard equipment
  • Alarm
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Roof rails
  • Service indicator
  • Sports seats
Elite optional equipment
None available

Elite Nav equipment

Elite Nav standard equipment
  • Alarm
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Roof rails
  • Sat Nav
Elite Nav optional equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Electric mirrors
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Lumbar support
  • Service indicator
  • Sports seats

Griffin Edition equipment

Griffin Edition standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm
  • Climate control
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Lumbar support
  • Metallic Paint
  • Parking sensors
  • Sat Nav
  • Sports seats
Griffin Edition optional equipment
None available

SE equipment

SE standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Electric mirrors
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Roof rails
SE optional equipment
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Heated seats
  • Lumbar support
  • Metallic Paint
  • Service indicator

SRi equipment

SRi standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Roof rails
  • Sports seats
SRi optional equipment
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Lumbar support
  • Service indicator

SRi Nav equipment

SRi Nav standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Roof rails
  • Sat Nav
  • Sports seats
SRi Nav optional equipment
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Lumbar support
  • Metallic Paint
  • Service indicator

Tech Line equipment

Tech Line standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Electric mirrors
  • Heated mirrors
  • Roof rails
  • Sat Nav
  • Service indicator
  • Steel wheels
Tech Line optional equipment
  • Alarm

Tech Line Nav equipment

Tech Line Nav standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Roof rails
  • Sat Nav
  • Steel wheels
Tech Line Nav optional equipment
  • Alarm
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Service indicator