2001 Opel Zafira vs. 1995 Opel Astra

To start off, 2001 Opel Zafira is newer by 6 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1995 Opel Astra. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1995 Opel Astra would be higher. At 1,994 cc (4 cylinders), 2001 Opel Zafira is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1995 Opel Astra (100 HP @ 6200 RPM) has 2 more horse power than 2001 Opel Zafira. (98 HP @ 4400 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 1995 Opel Astra should accelerate faster than 2001 Opel Zafira. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2001 Opel Zafira weights approximately 387 kg more than 1995 Opel Astra.

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, 2001 Opel Zafira (220 Nm @ 1500 RPM) has 71 more torque (in Nm) than 1995 Opel Astra. (149 Nm @ 3500 RPM). This means 2001 Opel Zafira will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1995 Opel Astra.

Compare all specifications:

2001 Opel Zafira 1995 Opel Astra
Make Opel Opel
Model Zafira Astra
Year Released 2001 1995
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1994 cc 1598 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 98 HP 100 HP
Engine RPM 4400 RPM 6200 RPM
Torque 220 Nm 149 Nm
Torque RPM 1500 RPM 3500 RPM
Engine Compression Ratio 18.5:1 10.4:1
Fuel Type Diesel Gasoline
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Vehicle Weight 1485 kg 1098 kg
Vehicle Length 4320 mm 4280 mm
Vehicle Width 1750 mm 1700 mm
Vehicle Height 1690 mm 1480 mm
Wheelbase Size 2700 mm 2620 mm


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