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1999 Renault Megane vs. 2008 Opel Meriva

To start off, 2008 Opel Meriva is newer by 9 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1999 Renault Megane. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1999 Renault Megane would be higher. At 1,995 cc (4 cylinders), 1999 Renault Megane is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1999 Renault Megane (140 HP @ 6000 RPM) has 36 more horse power than 2008 Opel Meriva. (104 HP @ 6000 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1999 Renault Megane should accelerate faster than 2008 Opel Meriva. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2008 Opel Meriva weights approximately 60 kg more than 1999 Renault Megane.

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 Renault Megane (200 Nm @ 3750 RPM) has 50 more torque (in Nm) than 2008 Opel Meriva. (150 Nm @ 3900 RPM). This means 1999 Renault Megane will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2008 Opel Meriva.

Compare all specifications:

1999 Renault Megane 2008 Opel Meriva
Make Renault Opel
Model Megane Meriva
Year Released 1999 2008
Body Type Hatchback Hatchback
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1995 cc 1598 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 140 HP 104 HP
Engine RPM 6000 RPM 6000 RPM
Torque 200 Nm 150 Nm
Torque RPM 3750 RPM 3900 RPM
Engine Bore Size 82.8 mm 79 mm
Engine Stroke Size 93 mm 81.5 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 11.5:1 10.5:1
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline - Premium
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Automatic Automatic
Number of Seats 4 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 3 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1315 kg 1375 kg
Vehicle Length 4140 mm 4060 mm
Vehicle Width 1730 mm 1700 mm
Vehicle Height 1630 mm 1630 mm
Wheelbase Size 2590 mm 2640 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 70 L 53 L


 

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