The Vauxhall Astra is a very common sight on today’s roads, so it might surprise you to learn that the Vauxhall Astra goes back as far as 1936. Originally appearing under the name of the Opel Kadett, which was produced as a direct competitor to the Volkswagen Beetle.

Officially launched as the Vauxhall Astra in the UK in 1979, this was Vauxhall’s first front-wheel-drive car and aimed at the family market. As well as the VW Beetle, the Vauxhall Astra had to compete with the likes of the Ford Fiesta and the VW Golf. Four decades later, the Vauxhall Astra is still giving the market leaders a run for their money as Best Used Family Car of the Year 2019.

And rightly so. Available as a 3 or 5-door hatchback or as an estate, the versatile Vauxhall Astra is celebrated for its ability to provide enough practicality to cater for growing families as well as style-seekers.

Did you know the Astra is manufactured just down the road from our Liverpool showroom at the Vauxhall factory in Ellesmere Port? That’s not the only thing that makes it so special though, keep reading to discover more…

Great design is part and parcel

Sleek and sculpted, the Vauxhall Astra is a car that has lines in all the right places. A unique floating roofline further adds to its sleek and classic silhouette, and LED daytime running lights will make sure you’re always noticed on the roads. The Astra’s distinctive shape helps to stand it in good stead in its quest to rival the likes of the wildly popular Ford Focus.

You can take your pick from the impressive range of trim levels available for the Astra: from the entry-level Design to more advanced trims such as the Tech Line Nav, SRi, SRi Nav, SRi VX-Line, Elite Nav, and more. 

Finish your Astra with 18-inch alloy wheels for a stare-worthy road presence, with the sporty VX-Line trim. After all, who says a family car can’t be stylish as well as practical? 

But great design is just the start…

Stand-out performance

The Vauxhall Astra is available with a variety of engine choices to ensure you drive away in the perfect one for your lifestyle. You can choose from manual or automatic, petrol or diesel…decisions, decisions! Whichever you choose, great performance is guaranteed.

You may not expect it, but the Astra is surprisingly fun to drive. With agile and comfortable handling, it’s a real pleasure to drive on journeys both long and short. Road trips are set to be smoother than ever, and never without that fun-factor! 

Let’s delve beneath the bonnet to take a closer look at how the Astra is able to deliver its powerful and efficient performance. If you don’t tend to cover many miles, the 1.0-litre turbo ecoTEC model could be perfect for you, which has an MPG of around 58.9. Or if you’re a regular motorway driver, something like the 1.6L turbo engine could help you to tackle the roads with a little more power in your pocket. With a range of great options, you can find the one that best suits you - the choice is yours! 

Make yourself comfortable

Inside, the Vauxhall Astra is no less impressive. Leather or fabric upholstered seats will ensure you take to the road in supreme comfort. 

With air conditioning, you’ll stay as cool as a cucumber on all your adventures when the sun is shining, and on colder days when the Great British summer time comes to an end, you’ll have heated seats and a heated steering wheel to warm you up, available on certain trims.

Not forgetting about Isofix child seat preparation, which is a must for growing families, and 60/40 split folding rear seats which add much needed space and versatility.

There to make your life easier 

Family life can be hectic, and sometimes it’s the little things that can make the biggest difference. Luckily, your pre-loved Astra can provide you with all the convenience and tech features you already know and love, with a few extras to really make the difference. 

In terms of tech, your used Astra will keep you entertained with Vauxhall’s IntelliLink and navigation system. You can even benefit from Apple Carplay and Android Auto, to safely stay connected with friends and family on the go. Oh, it’s always better when you’re connected.

Certain models will also have handy features such as parking sensors, rain sensing windscreen wipers and lane assist, to help you to keep a cool head on every journey in your Vauxhall Astra.

Need to size up?

If space tops your list of priorities when looking for your next used car, the Astra ‘Sports Tourer’ could be the perfect option. Its estate bodystyle allows it to boast 540-litres of boot space versus the 370-litres of the hatchback version. So, there’s plenty of room for all the luggage, school bags, golf clubs and groceries you could ever need!

Can you imagine yourself in the driving seat? 

If you’re looking for a quality used Vauxhall Astra for sale, Motor Range has plenty of great quality and low mileage options to choose from. Start browsing online or nip down to our Liverpool showroom for a no-obligation chat and we’ll take care of you from there. 

The only thing you have to think about is 3 or 5 door?