2001 Opel Zafira vs. 2006 Opel Vectra

To start off, 2006 Opel Vectra is newer by 5 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2001 Opel Zafira. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2001 Opel Zafira would be higher. At 2,197 cc (4 cylinders), 2006 Opel Vectra is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2006 Opel Vectra (153 HP @ 5600 RPM) has 55 more horse power than 2001 Opel Zafira. (98 HP @ 4400 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2006 Opel Vectra should accelerate faster than 2001 Opel Zafira. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2006 Opel Vectra weights approximately 65 kg more than 2001 Opel Zafira. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

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, both vehicles can yield 220 Nm of torque. So under normal driving conditions, the ability to climb up hills and pull heavy equipment should be relatively similar for both vehicles.

Compare all specifications:

2001 Opel Zafira 2006 Opel Vectra
Make Opel Opel
Model Zafira Vectra
Year Released 2001 2006
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1994 cc 2197 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 98 HP 153 HP
Engine RPM 4400 RPM 5600 RPM
Torque 220 Nm 220 Nm
Torque RPM 1500 RPM 3800 RPM
Engine Compression Ratio 18.5:1 12.0:1
Fuel Type Diesel Gasoline - Premium
Drive Type Front Front
Number of Doors 5 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1485 kg 1550 kg
Vehicle Length 4320 mm 4830 mm
Vehicle Width 1750 mm 1800 mm
Vehicle Height 1690 mm 1510 mm
Wheelbase Size 2700 mm 2840 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 58 L 60 L


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