Vauxhall Astra Sports Tourer (2016 -) Equipment

Review by Keith Jones on
Last Updated: 04 Apr 2016
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Following on from the 2015 launch of its hatchback sibling, the spacious Vauxhall Astra Sports Tourer is the estate car member of the family. Like the Vauxhall Astra hatchback, the Sports Tourer is the seventh-generation of estates to wear the name, its lineage stretching back to 1980.

4.5 out of 5

Equipment

  • Simplified specification level hierarchy
  • Comprehensive equipment rosters
  • OnStar standard on SRi and Elite trims

From launch the Astra Sports Tourer is available in four trim levels, the highest pair of which can be further upgraded with ‘Nav’ editions. Design, Tech Line, SRi and Elite form the standard range – the Sports Tourer misses out on the hatchback’s Energy specification.

Standard Vauxhall Astra Sports Tourer equipment

Vauxhall claims that for each specification level’s starting price the Astra Sports Tourer’s one of the most generously equipped in the compact family estate segment.

Design is the Sport Tourer’s entry-level but it’s not a ‘hair shirt’ special designed for those who simply need a vast cargo area with the bare necessities in terms of equipment.

It comes with LED day-running lights, black roof rails, 16-inch alloy wheels, Vauxhall’s R4.0 IntelliLink infotainment system with a 7.0-inch touchscreen, Bluetooth connectivity and DAB radio, air-con, all-round electric windows and cruise control.

In the region of 80% of Astra Sports Tourers have historically gone the way of company car drivers and the Tech Line trim has them targeted in Vauxhall’s crosshairs. It builds upon the Design specification, adding in an 8.0-inch infotainment screen including sat-nav thanks to the Navi 900 system. A leather steering wheel and an adjustable front armrest are also part of the package.

Expected to make up the majority of Astra Sports Tourer sales is the SRi grade, harking back to sportier Vauxhalls over the past three decades. Nowadays it comprises of racier themes rather than indicating a more potent edition of the range, hence the 17-inch alloys, Sight & Light pack with LED tail lamps and front fog lights. Inside you’ll find the OnStar system, sports front seats, a leather steering wheel and a Driving Assistance Pack with a forward-facing camera, road sign recognition and lane-keeping assistant to steer you between the white lines of your lane.

If you want navigation thrown in, pick SRi Nav which adds the Navi 900 package and its 8.0-inch touchscreen.

Close to the pinnacle of the Sports Tourer line-up is the luxurious Elite specification. It too features 17-inch alloys, silver-finished roof rails, ergonomic sports seats swathed in leather with four-way electrical adjustment and extendable seat cushions.

Elsewhere there’s a heated steering wheel complemented by heated front and outer-rear seats, climate control, the Sight & Light package, OnStar connectivity and a pair of USB sockets for rear-seat passengers.

At the summit there’s Elite Nav, which is to the Elite what SRi Nav is to the SRi.

Optional Vauxhall Astra Sports Tourer accessories

Car personalisation isn't especially popular with compact estates but a number of upgrades are available for the Astra Sports Tourer to make it even more to your liking.

Many options are available only on selected trim levels but most models are available with alloy wheel upgrades – be aware that larger sizes negatively impact on CO2 emissions – and metallic paint.

Parking can be made more of a doddle by fitting a reversing camera while a complete self-parking function is also available.

Safety can be reinforced further with the blind-spot warning system and LED illumination for the rear lights. Headlamps can be upgraded to full Intellilux LED matrix systems with automatic main beam.

You can improve your tranquility further with an 18-way adjustable driver’s seat featuring a massager, ventilation and variable width settings, as well as a perfumed fragrance diffuser.

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Equipment

Key:

Standard item

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  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Climate control
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric mirrors
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Metallic Paint
  • Parking sensors
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Rear electric windows
  • Remote locking
  • Roof rails
  • Sat Nav
  • Service indicator
  • Side airbags
  • Sports seats
  • Steel wheels
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
  • Traction control
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