Vauxhall Astra CC review 1

Today we take a look at the Vauxhall Astra CC. The convertible looks splendid and offers some of the practicality that comes with the normal version.

Today we review the car and discuss it’s strongest features.

Looks

Compared to the last Vauxhall Astra convertible, the car looks highly updated and appears to be a lot more stylish. When the 17 inch alloys option is selected, there is certainly a more appealing look to the Astra CC.

Practicality

The room at the back is adequate enough for two passengers but they need to reposition themselves over long journeys. When the roof is off there is 440 litres of space within, which effectively gives the boot a respectable 205 litres of room. The roof is easily lowered through a touch of a button is only 26 seconds. Considering that the car is a Vauxhall Astra it is quite safe to assume that the car would come with a decent amount of practicality.

Performance

There are four in total engine choices to select from. They consist of a 2.0 litre turbo, a 1.8 litre petrol and a 1.9 CDTi diesel.

The 1.8 litre petrol is able to hit 0 – 60 MPH in just 10.7 seconds reaching a top speed of 130 MPH. The sports mode button adds more thrill and offers a more engaging drive.

Running costs

The car is able to average around 36.7 MPH when driving the 1.8 petrol which is a very respectable figure indeed. The CDTi diesel variant achieves a tremendous 46.3 MPG with the 2.0 litre petrol achieving 29.7 MPG.

Safety

The car has plenty of safety features. These include front as well as side airbags. The windscreen is well protected with surrounding material an itself being quite resilient and strong. Stability control is just an optional feature on the car but is one worth having.

Equipment

The Astra CC comes with an electric folding roof as standard on all models. Air conditioning and a CD player is also included.

The models above the 1.6 petrol offer remote audio controls, automatic lights and wipers and those stylish 17 inch alloy wheels.

Conclusion

Owning the Vauxhall Astra CC is like having the typical sporty convertible but without all of the hassle of high fuel and insurance costs. It is a great car to go for in our opinion. It’s safe and practical too, options you don’t usually hear of in a convertible.