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Vauxhall Astra car insurance

The Vauxhall Astra started life back in 1979. As the Village People were topping the charts about the joys of the YMCA, the first Opel Kadett was rolling off the production lines. Replacing the not so pretty Vauxhall Viva, the Kadett was the first front wheel drive car from the company, and would be renamed the Astra in 1983.

Now on its seventh incarnation, the Astra is built in the UK at Ellesmere Port in Cheshire and the latest models have introduced standard modern features as well as enhanced performance and efficiency.

The Astra remains enduringly popular and was the 7th bestselling car in the UK in 2015.

So, when it comes to car insurance, is the Vauxhall Astra cheap to insure?

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Insuring the Vauxhall Astra

As with other cars, the cost of insuring an Astra will be calculated by insurance providers and will depend on many things. Some of the factors relate to you, while others depend on the car itself.

The factors that go into calculating the cost of your car insurance include:

  • Your age
  • How long you’ve been driving
  • Where in the country you live
  • How many miles a year you will drive
  • Your cars market value
  • Which ‘insurance group’ the car belongs to

Looking at the insurance group that the car belongs to gives you an idea about how cheap the car is to insure.

The insurance group is a rating system devised by insurance bodies which gives all cars a group number between 1 and 50. Typically the lower the group the cheaper the insurance will be. The rating takes into account a number of different things such as:

  • The power of the car
  • How cheap it is to repair
  • The cost of spare parts
  • The availability of spare parts

So, let’s have a look at the new Astra insurance groups.

If you’re looking for an Astra, there’s certainly a lot of choice. There have been over twenty different model types over the years and that’s before you even start to consider the engine type etc.

If we take the latest model, the insurance groups are as follows.

Astra insurance groups

Model Insurance group
Hatchback / Sports Tourer Design 8 - 18
Hatchback / Sports Tourer Tech Line 8 - 17
Hatchback / Sports Tourer Energy  8 - 14
Hatchback SRi 6 - 19
Sports Tourer SRi 10 - 19
Hatchback / Sports Tourer Elite 12 - 21
GTC Coupe (Sport, SRi, Limited Edition)     13 - 27
VXR 35
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As you can see, there can be considerable variation even within a model type. Take the Astra Design. A 1.4i 16v is a reasonable insurance group 8. Its bigger brother the 1.6 CDTi, boasting 135 bhp is in contrast a group 18.

While the cost of your insurance will depend on your specific circumstances, what we can tell you through our data is that the average Astra insurance through Comparethemarket.com in Feb 2016 was £665.89.
Our average premiums are based on all our customer quotes, from people with different age ranges, addresses and driving histories.

When it comes to car insurance, it always makes sense to shop around. Finding out what you could save is simple. All you have to do is use our car insurance comparison service and see how much you could save on your Vauxhall Astra insurance today.

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