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Our Fleet Test Drive: Vauxhall Astra Sports Tourer - 6th report

Date: 06 December 2011   |   Author: Hugh Hunston

Mirror folded

Our 125hp 1.7-litre diesel Astra Sports Tourer is an enigma when it comes to mpg figures.

Peaks are 49.8mpg and 52.3mpg with troughs of 43.5mpg and 42.6mpg with no significant changes in driving style or routes covered. The result? A fairly underwhelming 46.6mpg average versus a nominal combined official tally of nearly 63mpg.

Meanwhile, one niggle involves the chunky and effective, electrically adjustable/heated door mirrors, which lack a powered folding function. That smacks of penny pinching.

Vauxhall Astra Sports Tourer 1.7 CDTi SRi
Mileage2311
Claimed combined
consumption
62.8mpg
Our average
consumption
45.6mpg
Forecast CPM54.7p
Actual CPM56.5p
Why we’re running itTo see if the latest
Astra wagon can shake off
its predecessors’ stigma of
being a utilitarian workhorse.
PositiveLoading bay
access, seat folding
NegativeDoor mirrors don’t fold



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