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Model
Variant
Engine
Car #2
Make
Model
Variant
Engine

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2009. - 2012.
C - Small family car
wagon, 5 door
Front
Badges
Production
Vehicle class
Body style
Wheel drive
Safety
2008. - 2012.
C - Small family car
wagon, 5 door
Front

Dimensons & Volumes

4698 mm
1814 mm
1535 mm
500 liters
1550 liters
56 liters
Length
Width
Height
Boot (min)
Boot (max)
Fuel tank
4292 mm
1765 mm
1423 mm
370 liters
1100 liters
55 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
Volkswagen
2.0 TDI BMM
Diesel
4 - Inline, 2 valves per cylinder
Turbo
1968 cc
140 hp
320 Nm

Performance (manual gearbox)

manual gearbox - 6 gears
1450 kg
9.5 s
212 km/h
5.5 l/100km
3.9 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
1360 kg
9.1 s
210 km/h
5.5 l/100km
3.8 l/100km
4.4 l/100km
115 g/km

Performance (automatic gearbox)

automatic - 6 gears
1513 kg
9.8 s
207 km/h
7.9 l/100km
4.7 l/100km
5.9 l/100km
156 g/km
Gearbox type
Vehicle weight
Acc. 0-100
Top speed
Cons. (urban)
Cons. (highway)
Cons. (average)
CO2 emissions
automatic - 6 gears
1385 kg
9.1 s
210 km/h
7.2 l/100km
4.4 l/100km
5.4 l/100km
143 g/km

Expenses

4950 EUR
222 - 280 EUR
Price from
Tax
8300 EUR
196 - 250 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 wagon 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 140hp engine designed by Volkswagen.

Safety

Both vehicles got tested by European New Car Assessment Programme (Euro NCAP), with the Opel being a slightly better choice apparently. That aside, let's consider some other aspects which affect safety. 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, when it comes to weight, a factor that most people underestimate, Astra offers a marginal difference of 7% more metal.

Reliability

I don't like generalizing things when it comes to reliability, although it does seem that Opel does have a slight advantage, all the models observed together. These are the official statistics, while our visitors describe reliability of Opel, as well as Audi, with the same average rating of 4.2 out of 5. The same official information place Astra 17% below average, and A3 5% below the first one. Above it all, drivers of cars with the same engine as Astra rank it on average as 4.8, while the one under the competitor's bonnet gets 4.4 out of 5.

Performance & Fuel economy

Audi is a bit more agile, reaching 100km/h in 0.4 seconds less than its competitor. Still, it lacks the power to win the top speed competition, topping at 210 kilometers per hour, 2km/h less than the other car. When it comes to fuel economy things look pretty much the same for both cars, averaging around 4.5 liters of fuel per 100 kilometers (63 mpg), in combined cycle.

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, Astra offers much better overall protection, which launches it ahead of the other contender. From there things take a different direction, with Audi offering somewhat better performance, just enough to call it quicker. To make things even better, it consumps less fuel! It's really tough to make a final decision here, but if I'd need to, I'd say 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. 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, out of 12.000+ vehicles we currently have in our database.

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