The elite also have door mood lighting, powerflex bar, folding mirrors, heated steering wheel, electronic handbrake to name a few I must admit there are a few things I like on the Sri but not enough to want me to change from my eliteUKtekkie said:In the past the SRi models typically had different gearing and harder suspension than other models. That's no longer the case with the Astra K so the Sport button is the only step in that direction. It apparently changes the feel of the accelerator and steering but I haven't tried it. I don't think you're missing a lot though.
Note the Elite has AGR Ergonomic passenger seat, 2 rear USB charging sockets and heated outer rear seats which are not available on any other model even as options.
See the New Astra Price/Specification Guide 1 January 2016 for full spec details - you can download it here:
It includes a detailed spec and price for each option.
You need to read it carefully to see that the details like the Parking Pack offers electrically foldable mirrors, the front/rear parking sensors add 6 speakers to Design and Energy models and the sunroof changes the SRi roof headliner from black to light grey.
It's not obvious until you look through it carefully.
You're right, although the SRi can be upgraded with the powerflex bar, folding mirrors (in the Parking Pack), heated steering wheel (Winter Pack) and electronic handbrake (included in Keyless Entry and Start or as a stand-alone option).Razormatt said:The elite also have door mood lighting, powerflex bar, folding mirrors, heated steering wheel, electronic handbrake to name a few I must admit there are a few things I like on the Sri but not enough to want me to change from my elite.