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Model
Variant
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Car #2
Make
Model
Variant
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1998. - 2004.
J - SUV
suv, 3 door
4 x 4
Badges
Production
Vehicle class
Body style
Wheel drive
Safety
1998. - 2002.
J - SUV
suv, 3 door
4 x 4

Dimensons & Volumes

4268 mm
1787 mm
1692 mm
321 liters
1137 liters
65 liters
Length
Width
Height
Boot (min)
Boot (max)
Fuel tank
4382 mm
1805 mm
1757 mm
311 liters
1194 liters
59 liters

Engine

Opel / General Motors
2.2 X22DTH
Diesel
4 - Inline, 4 valves per cylinder
Turbo
2172 cc
115 hp
260 Nm
Engine
Fuel
Configuration
Aspiration
Displacement
Power
Torque
Diesel
4 - Inline, 4 valves per cylinder
Turbo
1951 cc
116 hp
260 Nm

Performance (manual gearbox)

manual gearbox - 5 gears
1695 kg
13.9 s
155 km/h
11.5 l/100km
7.7 l/100km
9.1 l/100km
g/km
Gearbox type
Vehicle weight
Acc. 0-100
Top speed
Cons. (urban)
Cons. (highway)
Cons. (average)
CO2 emissions
manual gearbox - 5 gears
1555 kg
14.4 s
164 km/h
9.1 l/100km
6.7 l/100km
7.6 l/100km
205 g/km

Performance (automatic gearbox)

automatic - 4 gears
1710 kg
15.0 s
156 km/h
12.2 l/100km
7.8 l/100km
9.4 l/100km
254 g/km
Gearbox type
Vehicle weight
Acc. 0-100
Top speed
Cons. (urban)
Cons. (highway)
Cons. (average)
CO2 emissions
automatic - 5 gears
1555 kg
15.3 s
161 km/h
11.2 l/100km
7.1 l/100km
8.6 l/100km
240 g/km

Expenses

2600 EUR
Price from
2100 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 suv segment and utilize the same 3-door suv body style and the 4 x 4 wheel drive system, it all comes up to the specific diesel engine choice they offer. The first one has a Opel-engineered powertrain under the hood, a 4-cylinder, 16-valves 115hp unit, while the other one gets its power and torque from a 4-cylinder, 16-valves 116hp engine designed by BMW.

Safety

The fact that the Opel got tested by the European New Car Assessment Programme (Euro NCAP), while the other contender didn't, isn't really an advantage, taken the poor 3-star rating it received. Still, apart from the official crash test results there are other things we need to be aware of. Both vehicles belong to the suv segment, which is generally a very good thing safety-wise, still it doesn't help us solve our dilemma, does it? Furthermore, when it comes to weight, a factor that most people underestimate, the German car offers a marginal difference of 9% more metal.

Reliability

Reliability is not the best thing to consider on the make level, but it is worth mentioning that Opel as a brand displays somewhat better results, all the models observed together. 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 Land Rover badge with 4.0 out of 5. Some independent research have also placed Frontera as average reliability-wise, and Freelander is more or less at the same level.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 4.1 out of 5.

Performance & Fuel economy

Opel 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 155 kilometers per hour, 9km/h less than the other car. When it comes to fuel economy the winner has to be the British car, averaging around 7.6 liters of fuel per 100 kilometers (37 mpg), in combined cycle. We can't ignore that 20% difference compared to the German car.


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, the German car offers much better overall protection, which launches it ahead of the other contender. It all continues in the same direction, with Opel offering somewhat better performance, just enough to call it quicker. 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. 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, out of 12.000+ vehicles we currently have in our database.

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