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Holden Astra Review, For Sale, Colours, Models, Specs & News

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 $22,828 for the Astra R and reaches up to the $22,999 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
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
2016 Hatchback 1.4L, PULP, 6 SP MAN $9,700 $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.

  • The car alarm system in my 1998 Holden Astra hatch activates for no reason, what could be the problem?

    Holden Astras of this vintage have been known to suffer false alarms from the security system, and it seems as though a re-flash or replacement of the ECU (on-board computer) is the ultimate fix. In many other cases, false alarms are the result of faulty switches and sensors, but the Astra’s track record suggests the computer will be the culprit. At which point you have a decision to make which may involve disabling the alarm system altogether (make sure you advise your insurance company if you go down this road).

    This model Astra was also infamous for a radio that could turn itself on (independent of the ignition system) and flatten the battery.

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  • How do I get a key programmed to my 2006 Holden Astra?

    There are two possibilities here and it will all depend on whether your car is a 2005 model (that was first sold in 2006) or a post-facelift model and also whether it’s a TS Astra or an AH model Astra. If it’s the earlier car, then you might be in luck. The process involves taking the new key, placing it in the ignition and turning the ignition on (without starting the engine). Then, when all the dashboard lights are lit up, you press one of the remote buttons on the key. And that’s about it. You should hear the car lock and then unlock itself to let you know the process is complete and you’re good to go.

    For post-2005 models, however, things are not so simple. In this case, you need to either visit a locksmith or a workshop that has the Holden diagnostic gear, as the new key needs to be coded to the car via the diagnostic port. That said, I’d give the first method a try before spending money at a workshop. Who knows, you might just get lucky.

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  • Why is there a knocking noise under the bonnet before starting the engine of my 2005 Holden Astra?

    You’d expect any noise from under a car’s bonnet to be caused by the engine, but if this noise occurs before you’ve started the engine, you’re on to a real mystery. Perhaps the noise can be heard as you crank the engine but before it actually fires? If that’s the case, the clunk or knock could be coming from the starter motor. Or perhaps the action of the starter motor is causing the engine to rock back and forth on worn engine mounts and allowing the engine to hit on the cross-member or some other component under the bonnet. Perhaps it’s a loose exhaust system that’s banging on something as you crank the engine. Once the engine fires and is running, the frequency of its vibrations changes and the clunk goes away.

    But I’m afraid that without more information, this one remains a mystery to us.

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  • Why doesn't the auto gear lever in my 2009 Holden Astra engage securely?

    The good news is that this probably isn’t an actual gearbox problem, but rather one with the mechanical linkages that select each gear or perhaps even the gear selector itself. If you can remove the centre console, you might be able to locate the offending (loose) fastener that is allowing the gear lever to flop about and not find its proper place.

    If, however, you mean that the vehicle doesn’t want to select Drive properly first thing in the morning and either won’t move or moves very slowly when you accelerate, then you could well be looking at a worn transmission. That said, the same problem can be caused by a transmission that is simply low on fluid, and a top up will put things right. So that’s the first step: Check the owner’s manual for the correct fluid-checking process and try that. If a top-up doesn’t fix it, it’s off to a mechanic. But beware – driving the car in that state could be doing extra damage to the transmission.

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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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