Review Holden Astra
There are two types of people in this world *. Those who like hatchbacks, and those who like convertibles.
We do not make any judgments. If you’re an avid fan, it’s your business and the hatchback also has people loyal to them. No matter how you lean, Holden expects it to have something to please you with the hatch and sedan versions of its small Astra car.
This is Astra’s mother-son relationship, considering both hatch and sedan to help you make better decisions.
Is there anything interesting about its design? 7/10
The hatch is made in Germany, and is actually a rebel Opel Astra, while the car is made in Korea, and actually a Chevrolet Cruze. And although the platforms are similar below, they look different.
Holden has had plastic surgery to bring them closer, but they still look like the farthest cousins.
Please focus on blooming first. This seventh generation car looks great, but it’s almost impossible to identify the different levels. The easiest way is to look at the wheels (design and size), while the RS has shiny metal blades on the grille, and the RS-V gets that, plus the same trim around it. windows for better visibility.
The cabin is also nice, but regardless of the level, there is no premium feel to the vehicle’s appearance suggesting. Don’t get me wrong, the RS-V’s interior is cool and stylish, but the use of glossy plastic and the lack of contrasting colors alleviate the vibe.
All Astra niches are the same size – 4386mm long, 1807mm wide and 1485mm tall, a bit longer than Corolla and a bit shorter than Mazda3. Automatic RS-V weighs the most with 1363kg.
Now it’s a closed car. Holden has styled the front to look more like a hatch but I don’t think it fooled anyone.
The cabin of the sedan is also different from the hatch. We are talking completely different, from steering to temperature control. I’m a fan of the hatch’s interior style rather than the sedan’s relatively basic appearance.
This car is 30cm longer than the hatch at the end of 4665mm, its height is shorter, 1457mm (-28mm) high, but has the same width as the width of 1807mm.
How realistic is the inner space? 7/10
This can be an clincher if you’re wondering whether the hatch or sedan is wider. And the answer may not be the one you expect.
So in a sentence, the Astra has more rear legroom, but less rear space than the hatch, while the boot of this car is bigger, but I would choose the hatch if I is using it to move house.
The first bit makes sense. The car has a longer wheelbase, which means more leg room for rear passengers. Even me and I are 191cm tall. In this car, I still have about 5cm between my knees and the driver’s seat in my right position, but I can only squat down when I’m in the basement.
But in a devastating spiral of design fate, the outline of the car was lower than the hatch, and my head slid across the ceiling.
The 445-liter boot of this sedan is 85 liters larger than the hatch (360L), but I chose the latter to move house because it has a larger opening. Fold the back seat of the hatch down and you can slide a coffee table, this won’t happen in a closed car.
This model has a better cabin storage area, with four cupholders (two at the front and two at the back), a bottle holder for all the doors and a centrally-sized center console. The hatch has a bottle holder at all doors, and while there are two cups, none at the back. The central control bin of the hatch is small, but there is a trunk pulled out towards the driver.
Does it represent good value for the price? What features does it come with? 7/10
Let’s start with the hatchback. There are three levels of Astra hatch: the entry-level R list for $ 21,990; then it has an average price of RS $ 26,490 and at the top is RS-V for $ 30,990. This is all priced with a manual transmission, and it’s $ 2200 on the top if you want the auto. There is also a bonus level – ‘R +’ is R with advanced safety equipment, but it costs more than $ 1250.
There are also three levels to the Astra sedans – but wait, they don’t fit the hatch lineup, and even have different names.
The car starts with LS specifications at $ 20,490, if you choose a manual transmission or $ 21,490 for cars. Standard features at this level include 16-inch alloy wheels, automatic headlights, 7.0-inch touchscreen with reversing camera, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto support, as well as parking sensors. behind.
There is another $ LS ‘model with additional safety equipment, LED daytime running lights and leather-wrapped steering wheel.
LT $ 25,790 has all LS + features and adds 17 inch alloys, 8.0 inch touch screen, proximity unlock, auto parking, sat navigation and rain wipers.
At the top of the pile, $ 29,790 LTZ has all of these, plus 18-inch alloy wheels, a sunroof, climate control air-conditioning and leather-heated, heated front seats.
Depending on the type, the hatch costs $ 1,000 to $ 2,000 more than a sedan.
What are the important stats for engine and transmission? 7/10
The Astra hatch comes with a choice of two petrol engines. A 1.4-liter 110kW / 245Nm four-cylinder engine powers the R-type, and a 147kW / 300Nm four-cylinder engine is in the RS and RS-V.
All Astra models come with 1.4-liter engines.
Buyers can choose a six-speed manual (when paired with 1.4-liter engine torque of 240Nm) or a six-speed automatic.
CarsGuide test pilot Stephen Corby drove the Astra R and pointed out that Holden notes the 0-100km / h time for the “n / a” base vehicle, which says it all, while the drivers Our RS and RS-V, including me, have found the 1.6-liter engine capable of good acceleration (claimed 0-100km / h in 7.8 seconds).
The six-speed auto in the RS-V hatch is slow and emotionless, while the short gear ratios of the six-speed manual keep the turbo going hard.
When it comes to sedan engines, the 1.4-liter, while competent, doesn’t impress the sock from me. But (with socks still good and real) it fits the sedan’s nature much better. The tunnel needs a more powerful engine to match the sportier styling and firmer suspension. Luckily, having 1.6 liters yields more mumbo.