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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 $23,740 for the Astra R and reaches up to the $32,990 for Astra RS-V.

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 $23,740 and going to $32,990 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
2020 Hatchback 1.4L, PULP, 6 SP AUTO $23,740 $32,990
2019 Sedan 1.4L, ULP, 6 SP MAN $12,400 $22,660
2019 Wagon 1.4L, ULP, 6 SP AUTO $16,600 $26,950
2019 Hatchback 1.4L, PULP, 6 SP AUTO $16,990 $33,335
2018 Sedan 1.4L, ULP, 6 SP MAN $9,900 $21,990
2018 Hatchback 1.4L, PULP, 6 SP AUTO $11,870 $28,160
2018 Wagon 1.4L, ULP, 6 SP AUTO $14,200 $24,200
2017 Hatchback 1.4L, PULP, 6 SP AUTO $10,999 $26,290
2017 Sedan 1.4L, ULP, 6 SP AUTO $11,330 $22,990
2017 Wagon 1.4L, ULP, 6 SP AUTO $11,999 $19,990
2016 Hatchback 1.6L, PULP, 6 SP MAN $11,200 $23,760
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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 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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  • What oil should I use in my 2004 Honda Astra?

    When talking about engine oil (as opposed to transmission, brake, power steering, differential, radiator or other types of oils found in cars) for your Holden TS Astra, a 10W-40 rating is best, though 15W-40 is good and 20W-40 is also OK. Make sure to go with a trusted brand.

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  • Why does my 2020 Holden Astra have an oil leak in the transmission?

    You could argue the semantics of what is and isn’t a major failure till the cows come home and still not get any joy. But while I’d still be talking to the dealership, I’d also contact Holden’s Customer Service department and explain the situation to see if it will overrule the dealership’s call on this. The number to call is 1800 46 465 336.

    Meantime, if the car is fixed and working properly, what’s the problem? You could get a brand-new car and have exactly the same thing happen, so where do you draw the line on what’s acceptable and what’s not? Had Holden refused to fix the car or done a botched job that still left the car with problems, it would be a different story, but if the car is back to brand-new, I would consider the problem to be solved. I’m tipping head office will see it the same way.

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  • Holden Astra GTC 2015: Why is my car coughing dark smoke?

    It sounds like you’re dealing with a fuel-air mixture issue when the engine is started from dead cold. If the mixture is too rich – which would be my suspicion – then black smoke is often a consequence.

    A coolant temperature sensor should be telling the engine’s on-board computer what the temperature of the engine is, so that the computer can then tell the injectors how much fuel to inject into each cylinder. A dud sensor can cause the computer to inject too much fuel, and there’s the source of your black smoke. As the engine warms up, the sensor starts sending the correct signal to the computer and the smoke stops.

    Of course, it’s not always that simple and you could also be looking at a blocked air filter, a blockage in the air intake system, worn fuel injectors and plenty more. Even a stuck or jammed thermostat can cause an engine to run poorly and blow black smoke if it can’t maintain the engine at the correct temperature. Old or stale fuel in the tank can also cause these symptoms. The fact that your car is not showing any fault codes suggests that perhaps you’re looking at one of these old-school problems.

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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.

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 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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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