Vauxhall Astra Sports Tourer Electric Review & Prices

The Vauxhall Astra Sports Tourer Electric is a sharp-looking electric estate which is comfortable to drive and well-equipped, but it is a bit pricey

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Reviewed by Jamie Edkins after extensive testing of the vehicle.

What's good

  • Sleek exterior design
  • Practical, well-shaped boot
  • Interior feels high-quality...

What's not so good

  • ... but interior design lacks flair
  • Fiddly infotainment system
  • Not the most affordable EV

Find out more about the Vauxhall Astra Sports Tourer Electric

Is the Vauxhall Astra Sports Tourer Electric a good car?

If you like the look of the Vauxhall Astra Electric, but need the added practicality of an estate car, then the Astra Sports Tourer Electric could be right up your street. 

The Astra Sports Tourer is available with petrol, hybrid or electric power. You can think of the range as being like a bag of Revels. They may all look the same on the outside, but they’re all very different under the shell. 

There aren’t actually many electric estate cars on the market at the moment. If you’re looking at the Astra Electric estate, you might also be considering the mechanically-similar Peugeot e-308 SW or the MG5 EV. 

Styling-wise, you get the same ‘Vizor’ grille that you’ll find on the standard Astra, as well as the updated Vauxhall Corsa and Grandland, which is a neat gloss black strip between the sleek headlights. All cars get 18-inch alloy wheels, and even the entry-level Design car looks pretty sporty. 

The cabin is indistinguishable from any other Astra in the range, which means everything feels plush and well-made, but the design isn’t as exciting as the Peugeot e-308 SW’s. That said, all cars get a 10.0-inch touchscreen and a 10.0-inch digital driver’s display to keep the cabin looking modern and high-tech. 

It's not a bad electric estate, but the Astra's price tag takes some swallowing

Space up front is unchanged compared to the standard Astra, meaning that there’s plenty of it. There’s loads of adjustment in the driver’s seat and the steering wheel, making it easy to find your ideal driving position. There’s also some extra legroom in the rear thanks to the longer body compared to the hatchback, and the boot is over 160 litres bigger than that car’s as well. 

There’s just one motor and battery combination. You get a 156hp motor powering the front wheels, paired with a 54kWh battery giving you 256 miles of range. That’s eight miles more than the Peugeot e-308 SW, and it’s six miles more than the MG 5. Or there’s the Astra Sports Tourer, with its choice of petrol or plug-in hybrid engines.

This electric version eliminates the biggest gripe you might find around town with the petrol car, which is the sluggish automatic gearbox. You get instant acceleration from the motor, making it easy to exploit gaps in traffic. 

You also have a ‘B’ mode which increases the regenerative braking when you lift off the accelerator, meaning you use the brakes less in traffic. It’s not as good as the system you get on a Tesla though, as it won’t bring you to a complete stop. 

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How much is the Vauxhall Astra Sports Tourer Electric?

The Vauxhall Astra Sports Tourer Electric has a RRP range of £39,995 to £45,460. However, with Carwow you can save on average £6,082. Prices start at £34,465 if paying cash. Monthly payments start at £267.

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The standard Vauxhall Astra Electric is already pretty pricey, and the Sports Tourer Estate will run you more than £2,000 more on top of that car. It is still cheaper than the Peugeot e-308, however the MG 5 remains the value champion in the EV estate market at over £6,000 less expensive. 

It’s easy to choose which Vauxhall Astra Sports Tourer Electric you want, because there are just three trim levels to choose from: Design, GS and Ultimate. Entry-level cars get front and rear parking sensors, the 10.0-inch infotainment system, a 10.0-inch digital driver’s display and automatic LED headlights. 

Go for the GS and you add black alloys, a 360-degree camera, adaptive cruise control and heated front seats and steering wheel. Range-topping Ultimate models get a panoramic sunroof, a head-up display and semi-autonomous lane change assist which will switch lanes automatically at the touch of the indicator stalk. 

Performance and drive comfort

The Astra Sports Tourer electric is comfortable around town and relaxing on the motorway, despite a bit of wind noise entering the cabin at speed

In town

Driving around town is a breeze in the Vauxhall Astra Sports Tourer Electric, as is the case with a lot of EVs. With no sluggish automatic gearbox in the way, like you get in petrol versions of the Astra, you can zip through gaps in traffic and nip out at busy junctions with ease. 

It’s pretty easy to navigate through tight streets as well thanks to decent forward visibility and a big rear window giving you a good view out of the back. The added length over the hatchback means you might want the 360-degree camera for especially tight car parks though. 

The steering is also nice and light when you're manoeuvring, and the suspension does a good job of absorbing bumps in the road. Only the largest of potholes will send a thump through the cabin, otherwise it remains nicely composed.  

A feature unique to the electric versions of the Astra is the ‘B’ mode for the regenerative braking. Push this button, and the car slows more aggressively when you lift off the accelerator, helping recover more energy and increasing efficiency. It won’t bring you to a complete stop like a Tesla will, but it means you don’t have to use the brake pedal that much in slow-moving traffic. 

On the motorway

If you spend a lot of time slogging up and down the motorway, the Astra Sports Tourer Electric is a pretty relaxing way to do it. It feels planted at speed, and mid-spec cars get adaptive cruise control which can keep you a safe distance from the car in front. 

Go for the range-topper and you get automatic lane change assist, which will scan the lane next to you and can make the switch automatically at the flick of the indicator if it’s safe to do so. This takes a lot of the strain out of long-distance driving. 

Also worth a mention are the seats, which in GS and Ultimate models are approved by the Campaign for Healthier Backs. This means they’re very comfortable to spend a lot of time in, and the driver can even enjoy a massage function. 

With no engine thrumming away under the bonnet, you do notice the wind noise creeping into the cabin. The Tesla Model 3 is more refined on a long journey. 

On a twisty road

Adequate is the word to describe the Astra Sports Tourer Electric when the going gets twisty. It’s not the most fun car to throw through the bends, but it feels secure and planted, and the suspension irons out the bumps nicely. 

It’s not what you’d call fun to drive, take a look at a Cupra Born if you want an EV which will put a smile on your face, but if all you want to do is waft home in comfort then the Astra Sports Tourer Electric does this very well. 

You do have a sport mode, but all that does is make the steering feel a bit heavier and sharpen the throttle response a bit. The electric motor does provide plenty of punch though, making overtaking a lot easier. 

Space and practicality

The longer body makes for added legroom over the standard Astra, however headroom still isn’t the best

The front of the Vauxhall Astra Sports Tourer Electric is practical, if a bit bland. There are plenty of places for you to hide your bits and bobs, with decent-sized door bins and a large glovebox on offer. The latter is lined with felt as well to stop things rattling around. 

Hidden under the infotainment screen is a handy pocket, also felt-lined, where you can keep your sunglasses out of the way. There’s a huge storage cubby under the armrest as well, and the lid opens in two parts so you can still access it if someone has their arm in the way. 

There are enough places to charge your phone, with two USB-C ports under a sliding cover in the centre console, and you can get a wireless charging pad here on range-topping Ultimate cars. 

Getting comfortable behind the wheel is easy in the Astra. There’s acres of adjustment in the seat and the steering wheel, so all drivers big and small will be able to find their ideal position. 

Space in the back seats

The normal Vauxhall Astra Electric hatchback isn’t the best in terms of rear legroom, however this Sports Tourer is longer than that car. As a result, there is noticeably more space in the back. It’s still nowhere near as roomy as a similarly-priced Volkswagen ID4, but most adults should have enough space. 

Headroom still isn’t great though, and carrying three across the back seats could be a squeeze thanks to the hump in the floor and the way the roof curves in at the edges. If you do have three in the back, they’ll also have to fight over the single USB-C port back there. 

Fitting a child seat is fairly painless. The ISOFIX anchor points are covered by some fiddly zips, but once they’re out of the way it’s easy to locate the seat. The doors open pretty wide as well, so threading a bulky rear-facing seat into the car is no problem. 

Those in the back have some storage pockets on the back of the front seats, some moderately-sized door bins and a centre armrest with a couple of cupholders. 

Boot space

The Vauxhall Astra Sports Tourer Electric has exactly the same boot capacity as the plug-in hybrid version, meaning you get 516 litres of space. That’s a handy 160 litres more than you get in the hatchback version, however it’s 60 litres down on the MG 5. If you want the most boot space from your EV, your money should be on the Skoda Enyaq

The Astra’s boot is a nice square shape though, and Vauxhall has moved the number plate on this estate from the bumper to the tailgate which lowers the load lip and makes it easy to get heavy items in. You do get a bit of storage under the boot floor, but not enough to fit the charging cables or the load cover. 

Folding the back seats down is a breeze thanks to a couple of levers in the boot, and they lay completely flat making it easy to push heavy items to the front. You get 1,553 litres of space with the seats folded, 285 litres more than the hatchback, and it’s 186 litres more than the MG 5. 

Interior style, infotainment and accessories

The Astra Sports Tourer Electric has an impressive bank of screens, and material quality is decent. It’s just a shame that it’s a bit bland design-wise 

In terms of interior quality, the Vauxhall Astra Sports Tourer Electric gives the Volkswagen Golf Estate a run for its money. There are plenty of soft-touch plastics throughout the cabin, and everything feels very well screwed together. 

That said, if it’s a bit of flair you’re after you’re better off looking at the Peugeot e-308 SW. The Astra’s interior is made up of a lot of black and grey plastic, making it feel a bit dark. If you go for the Ultimate trim level you do get a panoramic glass roof which lifts the ambience slightly. 

In terms of the infotainment, all Astra Sports Tourer Electrics get a 10.0-inch touchscreen as standard. It’s clear enough, but the graphics are a bit dark and it’s not the most responsive screen out there. It can be quite tricky to navigate through the menus as well, but all cars get Apple CarPlay and Android Auto so this becomes less of an issue when you hook your phone up. 

You also get a 10.0-inch digital driver’s display as standard across the range, and the word to describe it is adequate. It delivers all the information you need in a clear and concise way, but it’s not all that configurable. 

Unlike the Peugeot 308, the Astra has physical buttons for the climate control which are much easier to use on the move than the Peugeot’s touchscreen-based system. The Astra might also be the go-to choice for those who don’t get on with the Peugeot’s slightly strange driving position. 

Electric range, charging and tax

The added size and weight of the Astra Sports Tourer Electric compared to the standard hatchback doesn’t actually impact the range too badly. It can manage a claimed 258 miles on a charge, just two miles less than the hatchback. 

There’s just one motor option on offer here, a 156hp unit powering the front wheels. It’ll do 0-60mph in a rather pedestrian 9.2 seconds, but in the real world it feels brisk enough for most people. If you want the most  performance from your Astra Sports Tourer, the plug-in hybrid GSe model will do 0-60mph in 7.5 seconds thanks to its 225hp output. 

If you’re looking for a company car you may also be tempted by the much lower Benefit in Kind rates that EVs offer over petrol or plug-in hybrid models. You don’t have to worry about paying tax on an EV either, resulting in fairly low running costs.

Safety and security

Euro NCAP hasn’t tested the Vauxhall Astra Sports Tourer, however it did test the standard Astra in 2022 and awarded it four stars out of five. You can rest assured then that the Astra Sports Tourer will be similarly safe should the worst happen. 

All Astra Electric models get autonomous emergency braking, adaptive cruise control and traffic sign recognition as standard to help take the strain out of day-to-day driving and keep you safe out on the road. 

Reliability and problems

The Astra Sports Tourer Electric is new to the market, so there are no recalls or reliability issues to speak of at the moment. Being an electric car, there’s little to go wrong mechanically and routine servicing should be cheaper than an equivalent petrol-powered model. 

All Vauxhall models come with a three-year or 60,000 miles warranty, and electric models get an additional eight-year or 100,000 miles warranty for the battery pack. This will also cover a replacement battery if the capacity drops below 70% during this time. 

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