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Vauxhall Astra SRi buying guide

SRi is a popular mid-range trim level for the Vauxhall Astra. It includes most key mod-cons to take the hassle out of driving and represents great value for money as a used buy. The generous equipment list includes air conditioning, cruise control, auto lights and wipers, and an infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto all fitted as standard. Passenger and boot space still scores well, even against newer rivals, and the car's all-round composure makes it very easy to drive

What is Vauxhall Astra SRi trim?

SRi sits in the middle of the Astra trim range above more affordable Design, Business Edition and SE models, and just below posh Elite and Ultimate cars. Exterior changes are subtle – larger 17-inch alloys, full-LED headlights and a little extra chrome around the side windows being your only real clues.

Inside, you'll find front sports seats with adjustable lumbar and under-thigh support for the driver, and a centre armrest. There's also cruise control, air conditioning, automatic lights and wipers, and an infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

What's the Vauxhall Astra SRi's interior and technology like?

Astras in SRi trim were built from 2015 to 2021, so aren't quite as up-to-date inside as the latest Vauxhall Astra. Nevertheless, they don't feel like a cut-price product, with some gloss-black surfaces and chrome details to lift the ambiance. SRi models benefit from front sports seats that bring more of a sense of occasion, and the driver's position also gets adjustable lumbar and under-thigh support. And, call us old-fashioned but we prefer the Astra's clear, easy-to-read gauges to some of the overly fussy driver's screens modern rivals have swapped to.

Its age is more obvious when you look at the tiny seven-inch infotainment screen, which makes the new Astra's setup look like an IMAX screen in comparison. Size aside, it does get some things right – the on-screen graphics are reasonably clear, and there are physical shortcut buttons for the home screen and track selection as well as a proper volume knob. You can also bypass all the built-in software with standard-fit Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and use your preferred navigation and entertainment apps.

Despite not being the newest kid on the block, the Astra still has plenty of cabin space. Passenger room is respectable, with enough space for a pair of six-footers in the back, and just enough width to carry three on the rear row for short hops. The boot is fairly wide and deep, too, without a hybrid battery pack to compromise space.

Vauxhall Astra SRi engine range explained

SRi trim has been offered with a fairly wide selection of engines during the Astra's time on sale. However, more recent examples typically used one of four engine choices – two petrol and two diesel.

Vauxhall Astra SRi 1.2 Turbo 110 petrol

This is the Astra's entry-level 1.2-litre turbocharged petrol engine. It makes 110hp, which doesn't sound like much, but the Astra's not a very heavy car, so it achieves a respectable 10.2-second 0-62mph time. Average economy above 45mpg should be possible if you drive gently.

Vauxhall Astra SRi 1.2 Turbo 145 petrol

The upgraded petrol engine option, which is more common on SRi models, is the same 1.2-litre unit boosted to 145hp. This drops the 0-62mph run to 9.7 seconds but has no impact on advertised mpg figures.

Vauxhall Astra SRi 1.5 Turbo D 105 diesel

For high-mileage drivers, SRi-trimmed Astras are available with a 105hp diesel engine. This matches the entry-level petrol's 10.2-second 0-62mph time, with claimed average economy north of 60mpg if you have a light right foot.

Vauxhall Astra SRi 1.5 Turbo D 122 diesel

Like the petrols options, you can also choose an upgraded 1.5-litre diesel engine with 122hp. Again, you get the same half-second drop in acceleration time, while economy falls very slightly to around 58mpg. This engine is also offered with an optional automatic gearbox that incurs a very slight efficiency and performance penalty.

Vauxhall Astra SRi FAQs

The Astra SRi measures in a little under 4.4 metres long. That's about average for the family hatchback class, and within a few centimetres of contemporary rivals like the Ford Focus and Volkswagen Golf.

Visibility out the Astra is reasonably good, which is handy because equipment like parking sensors and a park-assist system is, annoyingly, only found on the SRi's options list, so you'll have to shop around if you want a used example with these features.

Six-foot-tall passengers will fit in both the Astra's front and rear seats without too much negotiation, but there won't be lots of extra space to stretch out. Seating three across the rear row is only advisable for short journeys. The 370-litre boot is still fairly competitive among today's hatchbacks, with a deep floor thanks to the fact this Astra was never offered with hybrid engines and their associated battery packs.

Where the Astra SRi truly excels is for value for money, with used examples handily undercutting rivals like the Ford Focus and Volkswagen Golf. In this context, you'll probably be willing to forgive the fact it doesn't handle quite as well as the Ford, or feel quite as posh as the Volkswagen, because it achieves 95% of the experience at a much lower price.

Equipment levels are solid on SRi-spec cars and the small infotainment system is less of a problem when you consider you can just use Apple CarPlay or Android Auto to control your favourite apps through the car's screen.

Astra SRi models should give you years of trouble-free service provided you keep up with scheduled maintenance. Shoppers thinking of buying a diesel-powered model should bear in mind these engines need semi-regular longer trips to avoid issues with clogged DPF systems further down the line.

Any used car, including all Astra SRi models, from Motorpoint is available with an extended warranty. This covers you for up to 36 months, protecting you from the cost of unexpected mechanical or electrical failures.

SRi is a slightly sportier trim level offered on various Vauxhall models over the years. It's descended from the older SR trim offered on the Vauxhall Nova, and gained the 'i' when fuel injection was added to the engine range.

As for what it stands for… we're less sure. We've heard various interpretations including 'Sports Rated', 'Sports Rally' and even 'Sports Refinement'. Hopefully, someone in Vauxhall's archives will eventually demystify the acronym.