Vauxhall Astra vs rivals - specifications

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On the road price/total as tested£17,085/£25,825£17,290/£18,805£17,695/£17,695
Residual value (after 3yrs/30,000)£7,022/41.1%N/A£5,503/31.1%
Annual tax liability std/higher rate£547/£1,093 £519/£1,037£672/£1,345
Annual fuel cost (12/20,000 miles)£1,738/£2,897£1,709/£2,849£,1,940/£3,234
Ins. group/quote/road tax band/cost16/£525/F/£12517/N/A/E/£12010/£441/G/£150
Cost of 1st/2nd/3rd service£119/£178/£119£185/£259/£185£575 (3yrs fixed)
Length/wheelbase4,199/2,575mm4,419/2,685mm4,337/2,640 mm
Engine4cyl in-line/1,390cc4cyl in-line/1,364cc4cyl in-line/1,596cc
Peak power 120/5,000 bhp/rpm138/4,900 bhp/rpm99/6,000 bhp/rpm
Peak torque 200/1,500 Nm/rpm200/1,850 Nm/rpm150/4,000 Nm/rpm
Transmission 6-spd man/fwd6-spd man/fwd5-spd man/fwd
Fuel tank capacity/spare wheel55 litres/space saver56 litres/space saver55 litres/space saver
Boot capacity (seats up/down) 350/1,305 litres370/1,235 litres385/1,247 litres
Turning circle/drag coefficient10.9 metres/N/ACd10.9 metres/0.32Cd10.4 metres/0.32Cd
Basic warranty (miles)/recovery3yrs (60,000)/1yr3yrs (60,000)/1yr3yrs (60,000)/1yr
Service intervals/UK dealersVariable miles/22320,000 miles/404 12,500 miles/781
Driver Power mfr/dealer position16th/23rd33rd/27th21st/26th
Euro NCAP: Adult/child/ped/points97/84/61/5 stars**N/A5/4/2/90
Claimed 0-62mph9.5 secs9.0 secs11.9 secs
Top speed/rpm at 70mph 124mph/2,250rpm128mph/2,400rpm112mph/3,250rpm
Govt urban/extra-urban/combined 36.7/56.5/47.1mpg36.2/58.9/47.9mpg32.5/51.4/42.2mpg
Range (combined)570 miles590 miles511 miles
Claimed CO2/tax bracket144g/km/16%139g/km/15%159g/km/19%
Air-con/leather/heated seatsYes/£1,910/£350*Yes/no/noYes/no/no
Airbags/Isofix/parking sensorsSeven/yes/£400Six/yes/noSix/yes/£225
Auto gearbox/stability/cruise control£1,365/yes/yes£1,175/yes/yes£1,000/yes/£200
Met paint/xenon lights/alloy wheels£410/no/yes£395/no/£300£425/no/yes

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