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2006. - 2009.
B - City car
hatchback, 5 door
Vehicle class
Body style
Wheel drive
2006. - 2011.
B - City car
hatchback, 5 door


Dimensons & Outlines

4030 mm
1720 mm
1472 mm
270 liters
925 liters
50 liters
Boot (min)
Boot (max)
Fuel tank
3999 mm
1713 mm
1488 mm
285 liters
1050 liters
45 liters
2006 Peugeot 207
2006 Opel Corsa


Peugeot / BMW
1.6 Prince EP6
4 - Inline, 4 valves per cylinder
Nat. Asp.
1598 cc
120 hp
160 Nm
Opel / General Motors
1.6 A16LEL
4 - Inline, 4 valves per cylinder
1598 cc
150 hp
210 Nm

Performance (manual gearbox)

manual gearbox - 5 gears
1175 kg
9.6 s
200 km/h
8.4 l/100km
4.8 l/100km
6.1 l/100km
145 g/km
Gearbox type
Vehicle weight
Acc. 0-100
Top speed
Cons. (urban)
Cons. (highway)
Cons. (average)
CO2 emissions
manual gearbox - 6 gears
1245 kg
8.1 s
210 km/h
10.5 l/100km
6.4 l/100km
7.9 l/100km
189 g/km

Performance (automatic gearbox)

automatic - 4 gears
1212 kg
11.4 s
195 km/h
9.8 l/100km
5.5 l/100km
7.0 l/100km
167 g/km
Gearbox type
Vehicle weight
Acc. 0-100
Top speed
Cons. (urban)
Cons. (highway)
Cons. (average)
CO2 emissions


2100 EUR
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Virtual Adviser's™ opinion


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 city 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 4-cylinder, 16-valves 120hp unit, while the other one gets its power and torque from a 4-cylinder, 16-valves 150hp engine designed by Opel.


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. Moving further on, let's take a closer look at some additional safety-related facts. Both vehicles belong to the city car segment, which is generally not a very good thing safety-wise, but it doesn't do much to help us decide between the two. On the other hand, if we'd like to consider vehicle mass in this context too, which we definitely should, the German car offers a marginal difference of 6% more metal.


I don't like generalizing things when it comes to reliability, although it does seem that Peugeot does have a slight advantage, when all the models are taken into account. These are the results of an independent reasearch, while our visitors describe reliability of Peugeot with an average rating of 4.3, and models under the Opel badge with 4.2 out of 5. The same official information place 207 as average reliability-wise, and Corsa is more or less at the same level.We should definitely mention that owners of cars with the same powertrain as the French car rank it on average as 4.1, while the one under the competitor's bonnet gets 4.0 out of 5.

Performance & Fuel economy

Opel is undoubtly more agile, reaching 100km/h in 1.5 seconds less than its competitor. In addition to that it accelerates all the way to 210 kilometers per hour, 10km/h more than the other car. When it comes to fuel economy the winner has to be the French car, averaging around 6.1 liters of fuel per 100 kilometers (46 mpg), in combined cycle. We can't ignore that 30% difference compared to the German car.


Peugeot 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... It's really tough to make a final decision here, but if I'd need to, I'd say Peugeot. 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. Also, you could use the oportunity to find out which car, everything taken into account, would be the perfect choice for you in the eyes of the virtual adviser, among thousands of similar, yet so different vehicles.

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