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

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2009. - 2012.
C - Small family car
hatchback, 5 door
Front
Badges
Production
Vehicle class
Body style
Wheel drive
Safety
2011. - 2013.
C - Small family car
hatchback, 5 door
Front

Dimensons & Volumes

4419 mm
1814 mm
1510 mm
370 liters
1235 liters
56 liters
Length
Width
Height
Boot (min)
Boot (max)
Fuel tank
4276 mm
1815 mm
1498 mm
348 liters
1201 liters
60 liters

Engine

FIAT / General Motors
2.0 mJet 160
Diesel
4 - Inline, 4 valves per cylinder
Turbo
1956 cc
160 hp
350 Nm
Engine
Fuel
Configuration
Aspiration
Displacement
Power
Torque
Peugeot / Ford
1.6 DV6 C2
Diesel
4 - Inline, 2 valves per cylinder
Turbo
1560 cc
115 hp
260 Nm

Performance (manual gearbox)

manual gearbox - 6 gears
1418 kg
9.0 s
215 km/h
5.4 l/100km
4.0 l/100km
4.5 l/100km
119 g/km
Gearbox type
Vehicle weight
Acc. 0-100
Top speed
Cons. (urban)
Cons. (highway)
Cons. (average)
CO2 emissions
manual gearbox - 6 gears
1293 kg
11.4 s
190 km/h
5.2 l/100km
3.6 l/100km
4.2 l/100km
109 g/km

Performance (automatic gearbox)

automatic - 6 gears
1490 kg
9.2 s
209 km/h
7.9 l/100km
4.6 l/100km
5.8 l/100km
154 g/km
Gearbox type
Vehicle weight
Acc. 0-100
Top speed
Cons. (urban)
Cons. (highway)
Cons. (average)
CO2 emissions
automatic - 6 gears
1295 kg
11.4 s
190 km/h
4.4 l/100km
3.7 l/100km
4.0 l/100km
104 g/km

Expenses

4950 EUR
222 - 280 EUR
Price from
Tax
4990 EUR
176 - 213 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 diesel engine choice they offer. The first one has a FIAT-engineered powertrain under the hood, a 4-cylinder, 16-valves 160hp unit, while the other one gets its power and torque from a 4-cylinder, 8-valves 115hp 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 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 small family car segment, which is generally classifying them somewhere in the middle safety-wise, but that fact doesn't break the tie between the two cars. Furthermore, if we'd like to consider vehicle mass in this context too, which we definitely should, the German car offers a considerable difference of 10% more metal.

Reliability

Manufacturers have been building their reliability reputation for decades now and, generally speaking, it appears that Peugeot does have a slight advantage, all the models observed together. 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. The same official information place Astra 17% below average, and 308 25% above the first one. That apart, owners of different cars powered by the same engine as the German car rank it on average as 4.8, while the one under the competitor's bonnet gets 4.2 out of 5.

Performance & Fuel economy

Opel is undoubtly more agile, reaching 100km/h in 2.4 seconds less than its competitor. In addition to that it accelerates all the way to 215 kilometers per hour, 25km/h more than the other car. When it comes to fuel economy things look pretty much the same for both cars, averaging around 4.4 liters of fuel per 100 kilometers (65 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 significantly better overall protection, taking the lead here. 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 Opel. Anyway, that's the most objective conclusion I could've came up with and it's based solely on the information found on this website. Aspects such as design, practicality, brand value and driving experience are there for you to measure them out. 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 thousands of similar, yet so different vehicles.

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