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Vauxhall Astra vs rivals - specifications

 Golf GT 2.0 Tdi 140 5dr3 Sport Nav 2.2D 5drCivic ES-T 2.2 i-CTDi 5drOctavia Eleg. 2.0 Tdi 140Astra Sri 1.7 CDTi 5dr 125Focus TDCi Titanium 5dr
On-the-road price/total as tested£20,460/£24,450£19,135/£19,520£19,905/£19,905£18,105/£18,105£20,560/£23,550£21,245/£21,245
Residual value (after 3yrs/30,000)£9,330/45.6%£7,807/40.8%£8,101/40.7%£6,717/37.1%£7,648/37.2%£7,691/36.2%
Depreciation£11,130£11,328£11,804£11,388£12,912£13,554
Annual tax liability std/higher rate£737/£1,473£727/£1,454£717/£1,433£724/£1,448£740/£1,480£807/£1,615
Annual fuel cost (12k/20k miles)£1,597/£2,662£1,388/£2,313£1,817/£3,028£1,576/£2,626£1,198/£1,996£1,539/£2,565
Ins. group/quote/road tax band/cost24/£723/D/£12022/£643/F/£12523/£723/E/£12020/£601/F/£12515/£706/D/£12018/£564/F/£125
Cost of 1st/2nd/3rd service£250 (3yrs/30k)£250/£240/£250£830 (5yrs/62,500)£230/£280/£230£189/£230/£189£563 (3yrs)
Length/wheelbase4,109/2,578mm4,490/2,640mm4,255/2,620mm4,569/2,578mm4,419/2,685mm4,337/2,640mm
Height/width1,479/1,786mm1,470/1,755mm1,460/1,765mm1,462/1,769mm1,510/1,814mm1,497/1,839mm
Engine4cyl in-line/1,968cc4cyl in-line/2,184cc4cyl in-line/2,204cc4cyl in-line/1,968cc4cyl in-line/1,686cc4cyl in-line/1,997cc
Peak power 138/4,200 bhp/rpm148/3,500 bhp/rpm138/4,000 bhp/rpm140/4,000 bhp/rpm123/4,000 bhp/rpm134/4,000 bhp/rpm
Peak torque 320/1,750 Nm/rpm360/1,800 Nm/rpm340/2,000 Nm/rpm320/1,750 Nm/rpm280/2,300 Nm/rpm320/2,000 Nm/rpm
Transmission 6-spd man/fwd6-spd man/fwd6-spd man/fwd6-spd man/fwd6-spd man/fwd6-spd man/fwd
Fuel tank capacity/spare wheel55 litres/sp. saver55 litres/sp. saver50 litres/sealant55 litres/sealant56 litres/sp. saver53 litres/sp. saver
Boot capacity (seats up/down)350/1,305 litres300/1,360 litres485/1,326 litres560/1,455 litres370/1,235 litres385/1,247 litres
Rear legroom780mm740mm810mm780mm750mm750mm
Kerbweight/payload/towing weight1,299/611/1,500kg1,453/512/1,500kg1,468/422/1,500kg1,395/600/1,400/kg1,393/479kg/N/A1,391/559/1,500kg
Turning circle/drag coefficient10.9 metres/0.31Cd10.9 metres/0.30Cd11.1 metres/0.31Cd10.2 metres/N/A10.9 metres/0.32Cd10.4 metres/0.32Cd
Basic warranty/recovery3yrs (60k)/1yr3yrs (60k)/3yrs 3yrs (90k)/3yrs3yrs (60k)/3yrs3yrs (60k)/1yr3yrs (60k)/1yr
Service intervals/UK dealersVariable/22312,500 miles/15912,500 miles/19610,000 miles/13520,000 miles/40412,500 miles/781
Driver Power manufacturer/dealer pos.16th/21st10th/14th5th/4th1st/2nd33rd/29th21st/27th
Euro NCAP: Adult/child/ped./points97/84/61/5 stars*4/3/2/8079/76/67/5 stars*4/4/2/81N/A5/4/2/90
0-60/30-70mph9.5/9.1 secs8.8/8.7 secs8.8/8.4 secs9.1/8.7 secs12.0/11.6 secs9.0/8.7 secs
30-50mph in 3rd/4th 3.9/6.4 secs3.7/6.2 secs3.9/6.0 secs3.8/6.2 secs4.6/7.4 secs3.5/5.3 secs
50-70mph in 5th/6th 7.9/11.0 secs7.0/8.9 secs6.8/9.0 secs6.9/9.0 secs9.9/13.5 secs6.6/8.9 secs
Top speed/rpm at 70mph130mph/1,800rpm127mph/1,900rpm127mph/2,000rpm129mph/2,000rpm122mph/1,800rpm126mph/2,000rpm
Lap time/lane change ESP on/off33.0s/54.7/60.7m33.2s/53.7/52.9m33.5s/54.0/55.0m33.5s/61.7/60.7m33.9s/60.7/61.3m33.5s/55.1/54.2m
Braking 70-0/60-0/30-0mph 49.0/36.0/9.4m51.0/37.2/9.9m49.2/36.4/9.0m50.2/36.7/9.1m54.7/39.7/10.5m48.8/36.2/9.1m
Noise levels outside/idle/30/70mph62/43/60/67dB61/43/62/72dB64/44/62/66dB66/48/62/68dB62/46/61/72dB64/42/60/68dB
Auto Express economy/range37.2mpg/450 miles42.8mpg/518 miles32.7mpg/360 miles37.7mpg/456 miles49.6mpg/611 miles38.6mpg/450 miles
Govt urban/extra-urban/combined 46.3/68.9/58.9mpg40.9/62.8/52.3mpg42.2/62.8/53.3mpg40.4/60/1/51.4mpg49.6/68.9/60.1mpg40.3/62.7/51.3mpg
Actual/claimed CO2/tax bracket203/129g/km/18%177/144g/km/19%231/139g/km/18%201/145g/km/20%153/124g/km/18%196/144g/km/19%
Airbags/Isofix/parking sensorsSeven/yes/£400Six/yes/yesSix/yes/yesSix/yes/yesSix/yes/£365Six/yes/£225
Auto box/stability/cruise/clim ctrl£1,305/y/y/£415No/yes/yes/yesNo/yes/yes/yesNo/yes/yes/noNo/yes/yes/£285£1,500/y/y/£400
Aux-in/Bluetooth/sat-nav/CD changerY/£390/£1,620/£360Yes/yes/yes/yesYes/yes/yes/noY/£690/£1,540/yY/£175/£815/£350Yes/£900•
Leather upholstery/heated seats£1,730/£350£1,243/yesNo/yes£1,400/£250£1,000**/£1,000**£1,750^/£1,750^
Met paint/xenon lights/keyless go£410/no/no£385/£739/yes£400/no/yes£400/£600/no£395/£750/no£425/£1,750^/no
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