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How economical should my petrol Astra be?

Could you tell me how many miles per gallon l should be getting from my 2016 Vauxhall Astra Elite 1.4i turbo petrol? l use premium petrol, but only do mainly short journeys.

Thank you.

Max Cohen (Chester)

Oct 2016 Filed under: fuel economy and emissions

Expert answer

Hi Max,

Well, the official combined fuel economy figure is 51.4mpg, but that sounds a bit optimistic to us. Doing short journeys shouldn’t be a major issue as it’s a petrol engine, but a bit of gentle driving should get you at least past the 40mpg mark, unless you’re stuck in stop-start traffic all the time. I wouldn’t bother using premium petrol, as you’re just wasting your money. The engine is designed to work on standard 95RON pump fuel, so just use that, but make sure you buy from a reputable supplier.

Neil Briscoe - Complete Car Advisor

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