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Model
Variant
Engine
Car #2
Make
Model
Variant
Engine

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2004. - 2007.
C - Small family car
hatchback, 5 door
front
Badges
Production
Vehicle class
Body style
Wheel drive
Safety
2001. - 2005.
C - Small family car
hatchback, 5 door
front

Dimensons & Volumes

4249 mm
1753 mm
1460 mm
347 liters
1265 liters
52 liters
Length
Width
Height
Boot (min)
Boot (max)
Fuel tank
4202 mm
1730 mm
1510 mm
341 liters
1328 liters
60 liters

Engine

Opel / General Motors
1.6 X16XE
Petrol
4 - Inline, 4 valves per cylinder
Nat. Asp.
1598 cc
105 hp
150 Nm
Engine
Fuel
Configuration
Aspiration
Displacement
Power
Torque
Peugeot / Citroen
1.6 TU5 JP4
Petrol
4 - Inline, 4 valves per cylinder
Nat. Asp.
1587 cc
109 hp
147 Nm

Performance (manual gearbox)

manual gearbox - 5 gears
1165 kg
12.3 s
185 km/h
8.4 l/100km
5.4 l/100km
6.5 l/100km
156 g/km
Gearbox type
Vehicle weight
Acc. 0-100
Top speed
Cons. (urban)
Cons. (highway)
Cons. (average)
CO2 emissions
manual gearbox - 5 gears
1168 kg
10.7 s
190 km/h
9.5 l/100km
5.8 l/100km
7.2 l/100km
169 g/km

Performance (automatic gearbox)

automatic - 5 gears
1165 kg
13.3 s
185 km/h
8.4 l/100km
5.4 l/100km
6.5 l/100km
156 g/km
Gearbox type
Vehicle weight
Acc. 0-100
Top speed
Cons. (urban)
Cons. (highway)
Cons. (average)
CO2 emissions
automatic - 4 gears
1204 kg
12.5 s
186 km/h
10.9 l/100km
6.2 l/100km
7.9 l/100km
189 g/km

Expenses

2000 EUR
Price from
1350 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 Opel-engineered powertrain under the hood, a 4-cylinder, 16-valves 105hp unit, while the other one gets its power and torque from a 4-cylinder, 16-valves 109hp engine designed by Peugeot.

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 Opel being a slightly better choice apparently. 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, 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 French car offers a marginal difference of 1% more metal.

Reliability

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 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 17% below average, and 307 24% above the first one. We should definitely mention that owners of cars with the same powertrain as the German car rank it on average as 3.9, while the one under the competitor's bonnet gets 3.8 out of 5.

Performance & Fuel economy

Peugeot 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 190 kilometers per hour, 5km/h more than the other car. When it comes to fuel economy the winner has to be the German car, averaging around 6.5 liters of fuel per 100 kilometers (43 mpg), in combined cycle. We can't ignore that 11% difference compared to the French car.

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. It does come at a cost though, and that's the fuel consumption... No mistake, whatever you decide here, but I'd still go for the Opel. 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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