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Car #1
Make
Model
Variant
Engine
Car #2
Make
Model
Variant
Engine

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1998. - 2004.
C - Small family car
sedan, 4 door
Front
Badges
Production
Vehicle class
Body style
Wheel drive
Safety
1997. - 2003.
C - Small family car
sedan, 4 door
Front

Dimensons & Volumes

4252 mm
1709 mm
1425 mm
460 liters
1230 liters
52 liters
Length
Width
Height
Boot (min)
Boot (max)
Fuel tank
4267 mm
1689 mm
1379 mm
463 liters
463 liters
60 liters

Engine

Opel / General Motors
1.6 X16XEL
Petrol
4 - Inline, 4 valves per cylinder
Nat. Asp.
1598 cc
100 hp
150 Nm
Engine
Fuel
Configuration
Aspiration
Displacement
Power
Torque
Peugeot / Citroen
1.6 TU5 JP+ (NFV)
Petrol
4 - Inline, 2 valves per cylinder
Nat. Asp.
1587 cc
96 hp
135 Nm

Performance (manual gearbox)

manual gearbox - 5 gears
1075 kg
11.5 s
188 km/h
10.1 l/100km
6.0 l/100km
7.5 l/100km
180 g/km
Gearbox type
Vehicle weight
Acc. 0-100
Top speed
Cons. (urban)
Cons. (highway)
Cons. (average)
CO2 emissions
manual gearbox - 5 gears
1075 kg
10.3 s
183 km/h
9.1 l/100km
5.6 l/100km
6.9 l/100km
165 g/km

Performance (automatic gearbox)

automatic - 4 gears
1095 kg
13.5 s
178 km/h
11.5 l/100km
6.3 l/100km
8.2 l/100km
197 g/km
Gearbox type
Vehicle weight
Acc. 0-100
Top speed
Cons. (urban)
Cons. (highway)
Cons. (average)
CO2 emissions
automatic - 4 gears
1115 kg
12.7 s
182 km/h
11.0 l/100km
6.0 l/100km
7.8 l/100km
185 g/km

Expenses

900 EUR
132 - 177 EUR
Price from
Tax
450 EUR
132 - 177 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 4-door sedan 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 Opel-engineered powertrain under the hood, a 4-cylinder, 16-valves 100hp unit, while the other one gets its power and torque from a 4-cylinder, 8-valves 96hp engine designed by Peugeot.

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 Opel 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 small family car segment, which is generally classifying them somewhere in the middle safety-wise, but it doesn't do much to help us decide between the two. Furthermore, taking kerb weight as an important factor into account, the French car offers a marginal difference of 1% more metal.

Reliability

Reliability is not the best thing to consider on the make level, but it is worth mentioning that Peugeot does have a slight advantage, at least on all of the models level. These are the official statistics, while our visitors describe reliability of Opel with an average rating of 4.2, and models under the Peugeot badge with 4.3 out of 5. Some independent research have also placed Astra as average reliability-wise, and 306 is more or less at the same level.We should definitely mention that owners of cars with the same powertrain as the German car rank it on average as 4.2, while the one under the competitor's bonnet gets 4.8 out of 5.

Performance & Fuel economy

Peugeot is undoubtly more agile, reaching 100km/h in 1.2 seconds less than its competitor. Still, it lacks the power to win the top speed competition, topping at 183 kilometers per hour, 5km/h less than the other car. When it comes to fuel economy things look pretty much the same for both cars, averaging around 7.2 liters of fuel per 100 kilometers (39 mpg), in combined cycle.

Verdict

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. From there things take a different direction, with Peugeot being considerably quicker, thus putting more smile on driver's face. To make things even better, it consumps less fuel! It's not difficult to say then that if I'd need to make a choice, it would definitely be the Peugeot. 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, out of 12.000+ vehicles we currently have in our database.

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