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Make
Model
Variant
Engine
Car #2
Make
Model
Variant
Engine

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2014. -
A - Micro car
hatchback, 3 door
front
Badges
Production
Vehicle class
Body style
Wheel drive
Safety
2013. - 2019.
A - Micro car
hatchback, 3 door
front

Dimensons & Volumes

3821 mm
1727 mm
1414 mm
211 liters
211 liters
40 liters
Length
Width
Height
Boot (min)
Boot (max)
Fuel tank
3698 mm
1720 mm
1484 mm
170 liters
663 liters
38 liters

Engine

Petrol
4 - Inline, 4 valves per cylinder
Turbo
1998 cc
192 hp
280 Nm
Engine
Fuel
Configuration
Aspiration
Displacement
Power
Torque
Opel / General Motors
1.4 A14XEL
Petrol
4 - Inline, 4 valves per cylinder
Nat. Asp.
1398 cc
87 hp
130 Nm

Performance (manual gearbox)

manual gearbox - 6 gears
1135 kg
6.8 s
235 km/h
7.6 l/100km
4.6 l/100km
5.7 l/100km
133 g/km
Gearbox type
Vehicle weight
Acc. 0-100
Top speed
Cons. (urban)
Cons. (highway)
Cons. (average)
CO2 emissions
manual gearbox - 6 gears
1041 kg
11.9 s
180 km/h
5.3 l/100km
3.6 l/100km
4.2 l/100km
99 g/km

Performance (automatic gearbox)

automatic - 6 gears
1150 kg
6.7 s
233 km/h
6.8 l/100km
4.4 l/100km
5.2 l/100km
122 g/km
Gearbox type
Vehicle weight
Acc. 0-100
Top speed
Cons. (urban)
Cons. (highway)
Cons. (average)
CO2 emissions
automatic - 5 gears
1020 kg
13.9 s
178 km/h
6.1 l/100km
3.8 l/100km
4.7 l/100km
109 g/km

Expenses

9500 EUR
Price from
5000 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 micro car segment and utilize the same 3-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 BMW-engineered powertrain under the hood, a 4-cylinder, 16-valves 192hp unit, while the other one gets its power and torque from a 4-cylinder, 16-valves 87hp engine designed by Opel.

Safety

A starting point here would be to take a look at the results from European New Car Assessment Programme (Euro NCAP) tests which were performed on both of the cars, with the Mini being a slightly better choice apparently. Moving further on, let's take a closer look at some additional safety-related facts. Both vehicles belong to the micro car segment, which is generally a misfortune safety-wise, but that fact doesn't break the tie between the two cars. Furthermore, when it comes to weight, a factor that most people underestimate, the British car offers a marginal difference of 9% 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, at least on all of the models level. These are the official statistics, while our visitors describe reliability of Mini with an average rating of 4.0, and models under the Opel badge with 4.2 out of 5. Unfortunatelly, I don't have enough insight that would allow me to comment in more details on the specific models level. Above it all, drivers of cars with the same engine as the British car rank it on average as 3.0, while the one under the competitor's bonnet gets 3.7 out of 5.

Performance & Fuel economy

Mini is way more agile, reaching 100km/h in 5.1 seconds less than its competitor. In addition to that it accelerates all the way to 235 kilometers per hour, 55km/h more than the other car. When it comes to fuel economy the winner has to be the German car, averaging around 4.2 liters of fuel per 100 kilometers (67 mpg), in combined cycle. We can't ignore that 36% difference compared to the British 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 British car offers much better overall protection, which launches it ahead of the other contender. It all continues in the same direction, with Mini outracing its opponent in any situation possible, making it better choice for boy racers. 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 Mini. Nevertheless, let's not forget that people have different preferences and needs, so what really counts is your personal feel. I'm only here to help. 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 more than 12.000 different ones in our database.

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