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Make
Model
Variant
Engine
Car #2
Make
Model
Variant
Engine

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2015. -
C - Small family car
hatchback, 5 door
Front
Badges
Production
Vehicle class
Body style
Wheel drive
Safety
2015. -
C - Small family car
hatchback, 5 door
Front

Dimensons & Volumes

4329 mm
1789 mm
1489 mm
408 liters
1183 liters
60 liters
Length
Width
Height
Boot (min)
Boot (max)
Fuel tank
4369 mm
1808 mm
1486 mm
371 liters
1210 liters
48 liters

Engine

Peugeot / Citroen
1.2 EB2DTS
Petrol
3 - Inline, 4 valves per cylinder
Turbo
1199 cc
131 hp
230 Nm
Engine
Fuel
Configuration
Aspiration
Displacement
Power
Torque
General Motors / Opel
1.4 B14XFL
Petrol
4 - Inline, 4 valves per cylinder
Turbo
1399 cc
125 hp
245 Nm

Performance (manual gearbox)

manual gearbox - 6 gears
1180 kg
10.8 s
199 km/h
5.8 l/100km
4.0 l/100km
4.7 l/100km
107 g/km
Gearbox type
Vehicle weight
Acc. 0-100
Top speed
Cons. (urban)
Cons. (highway)
Cons. (average)
CO2 emissions
manual gearbox - 6 gears
1278 kg
9.2 s
204 km/h
7.3 l/100km
4.5 l/100km
5.5 l/100km
128 g/km

Performance (automatic gearbox)

automatic - 6 gears
1215 kg
12.2 s
197 km/h
6.1 l/100km
4.2 l/100km
4.9 l/100km
113 g/km
Gearbox type
Vehicle weight
Acc. 0-100
Top speed
Cons. (urban)
Cons. (highway)
Cons. (average)
CO2 emissions
 
kg
s
km/h
l/100km
l/100km
l/100km
g/km

Expenses

8200 EUR
163 - 195 EUR
Price from
Tax
9500 EUR
187 - 219 EUR

Virtual Adviser's™ opinion

Overview

Well, these are two pretty similar cars we have here! It's only details that could potentially make the difference. Considering they both belong to the small family car segment and utilize the same 5-door hatchback body style and the front wheel drive system, it all comes up to the specific petrol engine choice they offer. The first one has a Peugeot-engineered powertrain under the hood, a 3-cylinder, 12-valves 131hp unit, while the other one gets its power and torque from a 4-cylinder, 16-valves 125hp engine designed by General Motors.

Safety

The first thing to look into here would be the results from European New Car Assessment Programme (Euro NCAP) tests performed on the two cars. Good thing is that both vehicles got tested, with the same number of safety stars gained in the process. Still, apart from the official crash test results there are other things we need to be aware of. Both vehicles belong to the small family car segment, which is generally classifying them somewhere in the middle safety-wise, still it doesn't help us solve our dilemma, does it? On the other hand, taking kerb weight as an important factor into account, the German car offers a marginal difference of 8% more metal.

Reliability

Manufacturers have been building their reliability reputation for decades now and, generally speaking, it appears that both brands display similar results in faults and breakdowns, when all the models are taken into account. These are the results of an independent reasearch, while our visitors describe reliability of Citroen, as well as Opel, with the same average rating of 4.2 out of 5. Independent research findings rank C4 as average reliability-wise, and Astra is more or less at the same level.Above it all, drivers of cars with the same engine as the French car rank it on average as 4.0, while the one under the competitor's bonnet gets 5.0 out of 5.

Performance & Fuel economy

Opel is undoubtly more agile, reaching 100km/h in 1.6 seconds less than its competitor. In addition to that it accelerates all the way to 204 kilometers per hour, 5km/h more than the other car. When it comes to fuel economy the winner has to be the French car, averaging around 4.7 liters of fuel per 100 kilometers (60 mpg), in combined cycle. We can't ignore that 17% difference compared to the German car.

Verdict

Opel appears just a bit more reliable, although the difference is truly marginal. The most important thing when deciding between any two vehicles should always be safety, both passive and active. In my opinion, everything taken into account, the German car offers slightly better overall protection and takes the lead. It all continues in the same direction, with Opel being considerably quicker, thus putting more smile on driver's face. It does come at a cost though, and that's the fuel consumption... At the end, as much as I'd like to give you a winner here, it's simply a pure tie if you ask me. In any case that's my personal view, built upon all the data available to me. What should decide here though is the way you feel about the two vehicles, and I hope you'll find my guidelines useful in the process. In case you have two minutes to spare I invite you to define your needs, desires and budget and see which car would be chosen by the virtual adviser, among more than 12.000 different ones in our database.

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