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Vauxhall Astra car insurance

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  • Astra has been on our roads since 1979 and is currently in its 6th generation, known as the Mark 6
  • A popular choice for the UK police force


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Vauxhall Astra car insurance

The Vauxhall Astra is one of the most popular cars in the UK, and has been spotted on our roads since 1979. It is Vauxhall's entry in the small family hatchback class, although there is also an estate version known as the Sports Tourer.

Although it came close to matching class-leading rivals like the Ford Focus and Volkswagen Golf with its quality and style, Astra's popularity also made it our fourth most quoted for car in 2012* and it came fifth in the top 10 popular used cars in 2013.

From the 1.3l Hatchback to the 2.0l GTC Coupé, Astra’s latest models are well built with a range of efficient petrol and diesel engine options, all of which could impact the insurance premium you can expect to pay.

The engine size is just one of the factors that could determine which insurance group your Astra falls into, and different insurers will rate on these groups differently. The table below shows where some of the Astra models may sit in terms of its ABI insurance group and tax range, which could help predict your potential running costs.

Vauxhall models

Engine size

Insurance group**

Tax bands**

Saloon (98 - 04)
1.6 - 2.0
9 - 17
D - K
Coupé (00 - 04) 1.8 - 2.2
17 - 33 G - K
Estate (04 - 10) 1.3 - 2.0 9 - 32 C - K
Convertible (01 - 05) 1.6 - 2.2 17 - 33 G - K
VXR (05 - 10)
2.0 34 K
Sport Hatch (05 - 10) 1.4 - 2.0 10 - 34 C - K
Twin Top (06 -10)
1.6 - 2.0
11 - 32
G - L
Hatchback (09 on) 1.3 - 2.0 9 - 26 A - H
Sports Tourer (10 on)
1.3 - 2.0
9 - 26
B - H
GTC Coupe (11 on) 1.4 - 2.0 13 - 35 B - J

* Confused.com data taken from 2012.
**Information taken from Parkers.co.uk.

For more information, take a look at our guide to car insurance policy types, or if you're thinking of buying a used car, check out our article on second hand car insurance.

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Astra-nomically popular vehicle

  • Manufacturer - Vauxhall Motors
  • Production - 1979 - present
  • Class - Small family car

In 2010, the Astra was Britain’s second biggest selling car, with over 80,000 new cars being made. It is also very popular with the UK police forces and is the workhorse of their fleet.

There have been six generations (known as 'marks' – ie. Mark 1, Mark 2, etc) of the Astra since it was first built. The seventh generation Astra has been reported to enter production at Ellesmere Port in 2015.