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Holden Astra

The Holden Astra returned to Australia in 2015 after being replaced by the Holden Cruze a few years prior.

It continues the decades-long history of the Astra badge, after it was briefly resurrected by the Opel marque in the Australian market between 2012 and 2013.

Currently the Astra starts at $19,990 for the Astra R and reaches up to the $21,990 for Astra R.

A new-generation model arrived in 2016, initially as a Poland-sourced hatchback, before the Korea-built sedan and UK-sourced wagon arrived months later. Only petrol engines were available from launch with a choice of automatic or manual transmissions.

Holden Astra Models Price and Specs

The price range for the Holden Astra varies based on the trim level you choose. Starting at $13,100 and going to $26,510 for the latest year the model was manufactured. The model range is available in the following body types starting from the engine/transmission specs shown below.

Year Body Type Specs Price from Price to
2021 Hatchback 1.4L, PULP, 6 SP AUTO $13,100 $26,510
2020 Hatchback 1.4L, PULP, 6 SP AUTO $13,100 $26,510
2019 Hatchback 1.4L, PULP, 6 SP AUTO $11,600 $26,180
2019 Sedan 1.4L, ULP, 6 SP MAN $12,400 $22,660
2019 Wagon 1.4L, ULP, 6 SP AUTO $16,600 $26,950
2018 Sedan 1.4L, ULP, 6 SP MAN $9,900 $21,010
2018 Hatchback 1.4L, PULP, 6 SP AUTO $11,400 $28,160
2018 Wagon 1.4L, ULP, 6 SP AUTO $14,200 $25,300
2017 Sedan 1.4L, ULP, 6 SP MAN $9,200 $19,580
2017 Hatchback 1.4L, PULP, 6 SP AUTO $10,600 $26,290
2017 Wagon 1.4L, ULP, 6 SP AUTO $13,000 $20,900
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Holden Astra Q&As

Check out real-world situations relating to the Holden Astra here, particularly what our experts have to say about them.

  • Why is the coolant in my 2007 Holden Astra a milky colour?

    The first response of most mechanics on this would be that you have a head gasket leak in the engine. Coolant in the oil and/or oil in the coolant are classic symptoms of this. It happens because the faulty head gasket allows the two fluids to mix but, depending on exactly where the gasket fails, you don’t necessary get both symptoms. A workshop can pressure test the engine’s cooling system and perform what’s called a TK test to show up any contaminants in the coolant that have found their way there via a blown head gasket.

    But before you go tearing into the engine, check the service records to find out how old the coolant is. Coolant will discolour over time and kilometres and what you’re seeing as a `milky colour’ might simply be old coolant that has gone cloudy and needs changing.

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  • Why does my 2017 Holden Astra jerk when I put it in reverse?

    The jerk when you select reverse sometimes is definitely worth having diagnosed properly as it shouldn’t be that way. Scanning the car (which I’ll presume the dealership did to arrive at its answer) doesn’t always show up all faults, so just because the computer says there’s nothing wrong, doesn’t mean there isn’t. There are plenty of reasons for a car to jerk into a particular gear, but the good news is that the Astra uses a conventional, torque-converter automatic, not one of the vastly more troublesome double-clutch units.

    Your second problem, however, may not be a problem at all. In fact, the gearbox in the Astra is smart enough to know that you’re coasting down a hill and will actually shift down a gear or two to take the strain off the brakes while still maintaining your speed. As it shifts down gears, the engine revs will rise; that’s absolutely normal and part of the way the car is designed to operate.

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  • Why does the clock in my 2004 Holden Astra CD keep resetting?

    My first thought is that your car’s battery is on the way out. Are there any other symptoms of this (slow cranking etc)? Essentially, a battery that isn’t fully charged or is a bit wonky can start to shed its responsibilities one by one as it wears out. In this case, you might find that maintaining the clock’s memory/time isn’t programmed into the car as a major priority, so it switches that circuit off as a means of saving every available volt and ampere for actually starting the car (which is the point at which the maximum strain is placed on a battery).

    Beyond that, you could have a dodgy ignition barrel that isn’t making all the necessary contacts when you insert and turn the key each time. I’ve heard of applying a liberal coating of acetone (or a solvent such as carby cleaner or WD40 should also work) and inserting the key a few times in succession. This is sometimes enough to clean the contacts and restore full functionality.

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  • Why does my 2009 Holden Astra have trouble starting after sitting overnight?

    These cars used a fairly simply check-valve on the fuel pump to prevent fuel draining back into the tank when the car was parked. As the car ages, this valve wears to the point where it won’t maintain fuel in the lines going to the engine. If that happens, it will take some time and cranking to get fuel from the tank to the engine. This is the delay you’re experiencing.

    The worn valve is only allowing a small amount of fuel to drain back which is why you need to wait six hours or so for the problem to show up. A new fuel pump will fix it.

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Holden Astra Colours

  • Summit White
  • Nitrate Silver
  • Absolute Red
  • Darkmoon Blue
  • Cosmic Grey
  • Mineral Black
To confirm current colour availability, please check the manufacturer's website. Shown above are the colours for the Holden Astra 2019.

Holden Astra Fuel Consumption

The Holden Astra is available in a number of variants and body types that are powered by PULP and ULP fuel type(s). It has an estimated fuel consumption starting from 5.8L/100km for Hatchback /PULP for the latest year the model was manufactured.

Year Body Type Fuel Consumption* Engine Fuel Type Transmission
2020 Hatchback 5.8L/100km 1.4L PULP 6 SP AUTO
2019 Hatchback 5.8L/100km 1.4L PULP 6 SP MAN
2019 Sedan 5.8L/100km 1.4L ULP 6 SP MAN
2019 Wagon 6.1L/100km 1.4L ULP 6 SP AUTO
2018 Hatchback 5.8L/100km 1.4L PULP 6 SP MAN
2018 Sedan 5.8L/100km 1.4L ULP 6 SP MAN
2018 Wagon 6.1L/100km 1.4L ULP 6 SP AUTO
2017 Hatchback 5.8L/100km 1.4L PULP 6 SP MAN
2017 Sedan 5.8L/100km 1.4L ULP 6 SP MAN
2017 Wagon 6.1L/100km 1.4L ULP 6 SP AUTO
2016 Hatchback 5.8L/100km 1.4L PULP 6 SP MAN
* Combined fuel consumption See All Holden Astra Pricing and Specs for 2020

Holden Astra Wheel Size

The Holden Astra has a number of different wheel and tyre options. When it comes to tyres, these range from 225x45 R17 for Hatchback in 2020 with a wheel size that spans from 17x7.5 inches.

Year Body Type Front Tyre Size Front Rim Rear Tyre Size Rear Rim
2020 Hatchback 225x45 R17 17x7.5 inches 225x45 R17 17x7.5 inches
2019 Sedan 205x55 R16 16x7 inches 205x55 R16 16x7 inches
2019 Wagon 205x55 R16 16x7 inches 205x55 R16 16x7 inches
2019 Hatchback 225x45 R17 17x7.5 inches 225x45 R17 17x7.5 inches
2018 Sedan 205x55 R16 16x7 inches 205x55 R16 16x7 inches
2018 Wagon 205x55 R16 16x7 inches 205x55 R16 16x7 inches
2018 Hatchback 225x45 R17 17x7.5 inches 225x45 R17 17x7.5 inches
2017 Sedan 205x55 R16 16x7 inches 205x55 R16 16x7 inches
2017 Wagon 205x55 R16 16x7 inches 205x55 R16 16x7 inches
2017 Hatchback 225x45 R17 17x7.5 inches 225x45 R17 17x7.5 inches
2016 Hatchback 225x45 R17 17x7.5 inches 225x45 R17 17x7.5 inches
The dimensions shown above are for the base model. See All Holden Astra Wheel Sizes

Holden Astra Dimensions

The dimensions of the Holden Astra Hatchback, Sedan and Wagon vary according to year of manufacture and spec level.

Year Body Type Height x Width x Length Ground Clearance
2020 Hatchback 1485x1809x4386 mm 107 mm
2019 Sedan 1457x1807x4665 mm 122 mm
2019 Hatchback 1485x1809x4386 mm 107 mm
2019 Wagon 1510x1809x4702 mm 100 mm
2018 Sedan 1457x1807x4665 mm 122 mm
2018 Hatchback 1485x1809x4386 mm 107 mm
2018 Wagon 1510x1809x4702 mm 100 mm
2017 Sedan 1457x1807x4665 mm 122 mm
2017 Hatchback 1485x1809x4386 mm 107 mm
2017 Wagon 1510x1809x4702 mm 100 mm
2016 Hatchback 1485x1809x4386 mm 107 mm
The dimensions shown above are for the base model. See All Holden Astra Dimensions

Holden Astra Towing Capacity

The Holden Astra has maximum towing capacity of 1420kg for the latest model available.

Year Body Type Braked Capacity from Braked Capacity to
2020 Hatchback 1200kg 1420kg
2019 Sedan 1200kg 1200kg
2019 Hatchback 1200kg 1420kg
2019 Wagon 1420kg 1420kg
2018 Sedan 1200kg 1200kg
2018 Hatchback 1200kg 1420kg
2018 Wagon 1420kg 1420kg
2017 Sedan 1200kg 1200kg
2017 Hatchback 1200kg 1420kg
2017 Wagon 1420kg 1420kg
2016 Hatchback 1200kg 1420kg
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