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Make
Model
Variant
Engine
Car #2
Make
Model
Variant
Engine

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2008. - 2011.
M - MPV
MPV, 5 door
front
Badges
Production
Vehicle class
Body style
Wheel drive
Safety
2006. - 2010.
M - MPV
MPV, 5 door
front

Dimensons & Volumes

4476 mm
1801 mm
1635 mm
540 liters
1820 liters
58 liters
Length
Width
Height
Boot (min)
Boot (max)
Fuel tank
4407 mm
1794 mm
1635 mm
695 liters
1989 liters
60 liters

Engine

Diesel
4 - Inline, 4 valves per cylinder
Turbo
1910 cc
150 hp
305 Nm
Engine
Fuel
Configuration
Aspiration
Displacement
Power
Torque
Volkswagen
1.9 TDI BJB
Diesel
4 - Inline, 2 valves per cylinder
Turbo
1896 cc
105 hp
250 Nm

Performance (manual gearbox)

manual gearbox - 6 gears
1528 kg
10.4 s
202 km/h
7.7 l/100km
5.2 l/100km
6.1 l/100km
165 g/km
Gearbox type
Vehicle weight
Acc. 0-100
Top speed
Cons. (urban)
Cons. (highway)
Cons. (average)
CO2 emissions
manual gearbox - 6 gears
1457 kg
13.0 s
182 km/h
7.0 l/100km
4.7 l/100km
5.4 l/100km
144 g/km

Performance (automatic gearbox)

automatic - 6 gears
1528 kg
10.7 s
198 km/h
9.8 l/100km
5.7 l/100km
7.2 l/100km
194 g/km
Gearbox type
Vehicle weight
Acc. 0-100
Top speed
Cons. (urban)
Cons. (highway)
Cons. (average)
CO2 emissions
automatic - 6 gears
1514 kg
13.2 s
177 km/h
8.0 l/100km
5.4 l/100km
6.3 l/100km
167 g/km

Expenses

3900 EUR
Price from
3700 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 mpv segment and utilize the same 5-door MPV 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 150hp unit, while the other one gets its power and torque from a 4-cylinder, 8-valves 105hp engine designed by Volkswagen.

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 same number of safety stars gained in the process. Still, apart from the official crash test results there are other things we need to be aware of. Both vehicles belong to the mpv segment, which is generally a good thing safety-wise, but that fact doesn't break the tie between the two cars. Furthermore, taking kerb weight as an important factor into account, Zafira offers a marginal difference of 5% more metal.

Reliability

I don't like generalizing things when it comes to reliability, although it does seem that both brands display similar results in faults and breakdowns, when all the models are taken into account. These are the results of an independent reasearch, while our visitors describe reliability of Opel, as well as Volkswagen, with the same average rating of 4.2 out of 5. Independent research findings rank Zafira as average reliability-wise, and Touran 31% below the first one. That apart, owners of different cars powered by the same engine as Zafira rank it on average as 4.1, while the one under the competitor's bonnet gets 4.3 out of 5.

Performance & Fuel economy

Opel is undoubtly more agile, reaching 100km/h in 2.6 seconds less than its competitor. In addition to that it accelerates all the way to 202 kilometers per hour, 20km/h more than the other car. When it comes to fuel economy the winner has to be Touran, averaging around 5.4 liters of fuel per 100 kilometers (52 mpg), in combined cycle. We can't ignore that 13% difference compared to Zafira.

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, Zafira offers slightly better overall protection and takes the lead. 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 Volkswagen. 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. I suggest you spend two more minutes in order to find out which car, based on your needs and budget, would be picked by the virtual adviser, out of 12.000+ vehicles we currently have in our database.

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