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

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2008. - 2013.
D - Large family car
wagon, 5 door
Front
Badges
Production
Vehicle class
Body style
Wheel drive
Safety
2011. - 2015.
D - Large family car
wagon, 5 door
Front

Dimensons & Volumes

4908 mm
1858 mm
1520 mm
540 liters
1530 liters
70 liters
Length
Width
Height
Boot (min)
Boot (max)
Fuel tank
4699 mm
1826 mm
1436 mm
490 liters
1430 liters
63 liters

Engine

FIAT / General Motors
2.0 mJet 195
Diesel
4 - Inline, 4 valves per cylinder
Bi-Turbo
1956 cc
195 hp
400 Nm
Engine
Fuel
Configuration
Aspiration
Displacement
Power
Torque
Volkswagen
2.0 TDI CGLC
Diesel
4 - Inline, 4 valves per cylinder
Turbo
1968 cc
177 hp
380 Nm

Performance (manual gearbox)

manual gearbox - 6 gears
kg
8.9 s
225 km/h
6.4 l/100km
4.3 l/100km
5.1 l/100km
134 g/km
Gearbox type
Vehicle weight
Acc. 0-100
Top speed
Cons. (urban)
Cons. (highway)
Cons. (average)
CO2 emissions
manual gearbox - 6 gears
1510 kg
8.4 s
222 km/h
5.7 l/100km
4.3 l/100km
4.8 l/100km
126 g/km

Performance (automatic gearbox)

automatic - 6 gears
kg
9.0 s
224 km/h
8.0 l/100km
4.8 l/100km
6.0 l/100km
158 g/km
Gearbox type
Vehicle weight
Acc. 0-100
Top speed
Cons. (urban)
Cons. (highway)
Cons. (average)
CO2 emissions
cvt - gears
1550 kg
8.1 s
211 km/h
5.6 l/100km
4.5 l/100km
4.9 l/100km
129 g/km

Expenses

5600 EUR
222 - 280 EUR
Price from
Tax
10500 EUR
235 - 293 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 large 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 195hp unit, while the other one gets its power and torque from a 4-cylinder, 16-valves 177hp engine designed by Volkswagen.

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. That aside, let's consider some other aspects which affect safety. Both vehicles belong to the large family car segment, which is generally a good thing safety-wise, but it doesn't do much to help us decide between the two.

Reliability

I don't like generalizing things when it comes to reliability, although it does seem that Opel does have a slight advantage, when all the models are taken into account. That's the official data, 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 Insignia 16% below average, and A4 those same 16% above the first one. We should definitely mention that owners of cars with the same powertrain as Insignia rank it on average as 5.0, while the one under the competitor's bonnet gets 4.1 out of 5.

Performance & Fuel economy

Audi is a bit more agile, reaching 100km/h in 0.5 seconds less than its competitor. Still, it lacks the power to win the top speed competition, topping at 222 kilometers per hour, 3km/h less than the other car. When it comes to fuel economy things look pretty much the same for both cars, averaging around 5 liters of fuel per 100 kilometers (57 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 this case though, it seems that both cars show similar levels of passenger protection all together, so that won't break a tie. But one thing that actually could is the performance, with Audi offering somewhat better performance, just enough to call it quicker. To make things even better, it consumps less fuel! I believe that, when we take all into account, we have only one winner here - the Audi. In any case that's my personal view, built upon all the data available to me. What should decide here though is the way you feel about the two vehicles, and I hope you'll find my guidelines useful in the process. 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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