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1996 Opel Vectra vs. 1999 Opel Vectra

To start off, 1999 Opel Vectra is newer by 3 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1996 Opel Vectra. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1996 Opel Vectra would be higher. At 1,995 cc (4 cylinders), 1999 Opel Vectra is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1996 Opel Vectra (114 HP @ 5400 RPM) has 33 more horse power than 1999 Opel Vectra. (81 HP @ 4300 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1996 Opel Vectra should accelerate faster than 1999 Opel Vectra. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1999 Opel Vectra weights approximately 134 kg more than 1996 Opel Vectra.

Both vehicles are front wheel drive (FWD). Which offers better traction when its slippery than rear wheel drive vehicles. With that said, do keep in mind that many other factors such as speed and the wear on your tires can also have significant impact on traction and control. Let's talk about torque, 1999 Opel Vectra (185 Nm @ 1800 RPM) has 15 more torque (in Nm) than 1996 Opel Vectra. (170 Nm @ 3600 RPM). This means 1999 Opel Vectra will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1996 Opel Vectra.

Compare all specifications:

1996 Opel Vectra 1999 Opel Vectra
Make Opel Opel
Model Vectra Vectra
Year Released 1996 1999
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1799 cc 1995 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 114 HP 81 HP
Engine RPM 5400 RPM 4300 RPM
Torque 170 Nm 185 Nm
Torque RPM 3600 RPM 1800 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Diesel
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Vehicle Weight 1266 kg 1400 kg
Vehicle Length 4480 mm 4500 mm
Vehicle Width 1710 mm 1720 mm
Vehicle Height 1430 mm 1500 mm


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