Vauxhall Astra Sports Tourer vs rivals - specifications

 VW Golf EstateRenault Megane STVauxhall Astra ST
On the road price/total as tested£22,645/£26,315£19,955/£21,295£22,880/£24,915
Residual value (after 3yrs/36,000)£10,326/45.6%£7,323/36.7%£6,978/30.5%
Annual tax liability std/higher rate£815/£1,630£758/£1,517£595/£1,190
Annual fuel cost (12k/20k miles)£1,712/£2,853£1,440/£2,400£1,939/£3,232
Ins. grp./quote/road tax band/cost24/£477/D/£9021/£507/E/£11015/£414/C/£30
Cost of 1st/2nd/3rd service£299 (3yrs/30k)£219 (3yrs/30k)£189/£230/£189
Engine4cyl in line/1,968cc4cyl in-line/1,870cc4cyl in-line/1,686cc
Peak power 138/4,200 bhp/rpm128/3,750 bhp/rpm123/4,000 bhp/rpm
Peak torque 320/1,750 Nm/rpm300/1,750 Nm/rpm280/2,000 Nm/rpm
Transmission 6-spd man/fwd6-spd man/fwd6-spd man/fwd
Fuel tank capacity/spare wheel55 litres/full size60 litres/£7556 litres/space saver
Boot capacity (seats up/down) 505/1,495 litres486/1,567 litres500/1,550 litres
Kerbweight/payload/towing weight1,495/610/1,500kg1,366/505/1,300kg1,455/640/1,400kg
Turning circle/drag coefficient10.9 metres/N/A11.0 metres/0.32Cd10.9 metres/0.33Cd
Basic warranty (miles)/recovery3yrs (60k)/1yr3yrs (60k)/2yrsUnltd (100k)*/1yr
Service intervals/UK dealersVariable/22318,000 miles/33020,000 miles/404
Driver Power manufacturer/dealer pos.17th/22nd27th/15th32nd/30th
Euro NCAP: Adult/child/ped./stars97/84/61/5 stars35/4/2/87 points^95/84/46/5 stars
0-60/30-70mph10.2/9.3 secs9.5/9.3 secs11.2/10.9 secs
30-50mph in 3rd/4th 4.1/6.4 secs3.9/5.0 secs4.8/7.3 secs
50-70mph in 5th/6th 8.4/11.5 secs6.7/8.2 secs9.4/12.9 secs
Top speed/rpm at 70mph 130mph/2,000rpm127mph/2,100rpm120mph/2,000rpm
Braking 70-0/60-0/30-0mph 51.2/37.3/9.3m53.7/39.8/10.2m51.5/37.9/9.5m
Noise levels outside/idle/30/70mph67/45/55/66dB71/46/61/67dB71/47/59/67dB
Auto Express economy/range39.2mpg/474 miles46.6mpg/615 miles34.6mpg/426 miles
Govt urban/extra-urban/combined 44.8/68.9/57.6mpg45.6/64.2/55.4mpg51.4/72.4/62.8mpg
Actual/claimed CO2/tax bracket193/128g/km/18%162/135g/km/19%219/119g/km/13%
Airbags/Isofix/parking sensorsSix/yes/£435Eight/yes/£420Six/yes/£395
Climate control/leather/sunroof£780/£1,865/£935£410/£940/£620£305/no/no
Cruise ctrl/fold-flat front pass seatYes/noYes/yesYes/no
Metallic paint/xenons/Bluetooth£465/no/£250£435/£680/yes£455/£790/£220
Sat-nav/CD player/auxiliary input£1,490/yes/yesYes/yes/yes£855/yes/yes


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