2001 Opel Zafira vs. 2008 Renault Megane

To start off, 2008 Renault Megane is newer by 7 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 1,998 cc (4 cylinders), 2008 Renault Megane is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2008 Renault Megane (221 HP @ 5500 RPM) has 123 more horse power than 2001 Opel Zafira. (98 HP @ 4400 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2008 Renault Megane should accelerate faster than 2001 Opel Zafira. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2001 Opel Zafira weights approximately 55 kg more than 2008 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, 2008 Renault Megane (300 Nm @ 3000 RPM) has 80 more torque (in Nm) than 2001 Opel Zafira. (220 Nm @ 1500 RPM). This means 2008 Renault Megane will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2001 Opel Zafira.

Compare all specifications:

2001 Opel Zafira 2008 Renault Megane
Make Opel Renault
Model Zafira Megane
Year Released 2001 2008
Body Type Minivan Hatchback
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1994 cc 1998 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 98 HP 221 HP
Engine RPM 4400 RPM 5500 RPM
Torque 220 Nm 300 Nm
Torque RPM 1500 RPM 3000 RPM
Engine Compression Ratio 18.5:1 9.0:1
Fuel Type Diesel Gasoline - Premium
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Doors 5 doors 3 doors
Vehicle Weight 1485 kg 1430 kg
Vehicle Length 4320 mm 4230 mm
Vehicle Width 1750 mm 1780 mm
Vehicle Height 1690 mm 1460 mm
Wheelbase Size 2700 mm 2630 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 58 L 60 L