Parkers overall rating: 4 out of 5 4.0

The Astra has a good safety rating and the TwinTop supplements this with a strengthened windscreen surround while top models have rear roll bars that pop up in the event of the car turning over (standard and Sport versions have fixed roll-over hoops fitted). It has four airbags fitted as well as active head restraints to protect against whiplash and a pedal release system to lessen injuries to lower legs.

Dropping down the roof is simply in the TwinTop and requires nothing more than pressing a button - either above your head or on the keyfob. There are no catches or levers to release and the roof folds neatly away (albeit quite noisily) in 26 seconds. Usefully, it can operate up to speeds of 18mph which is useful if you get caught in a sudden downpour while in traffic.

The boot capacity is 440 litres which is substantially bigger than the standard Astra hatchback. With the roof down the capacity is halved, but remains useable because at the touch of a button, the collapsed roof rises slightly so bags or cases can be placed or removed. In keeping with its role as year round transport, it usefully features a ski hatch for carrying longer items.

It also has a spare wheel rather than a puncture repair kit.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Vauxhall Astra TwinTop (06-10).

  • ABS
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front electric windows
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Rear electric windows
  • Remote locking
  • Service indicator
  • Side airbags
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment

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
  • Alloy wheels
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Sports seats
  • Steel wheels
  • Traction control

Standard Trim equipment

Standard Trim standard equipment
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Steel wheels
Standard Trim optional equipment
  • Space saver spare wheel

Air equipment

Air standard equipment
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Steel wheels
Air optional equipment
  • Traction control

Design equipment

Design standard equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Front fog lights
  • Traction control
Design optional equipment
  • Space saver spare wheel

Exclusiv equipment

Exclusiv standard equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • Cruise control
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Sports seats
  • Traction control
Exclusiv optional equipment
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Space saver spare wheel

Exclusiv Black equipment

Exclusiv Black standard equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • Cruise control
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Sports seats
  • Traction control
Exclusiv Black optional equipment
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Space saver spare wheel

Expression equipment

Expression standard equipment
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Steel wheels
  • Traction control
Expression optional equipment
None available

Sport equipment

Sport standard equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Front fog lights
Sport optional equipment
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Traction control