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2002 Ford Ka vs. 2003 Opel Meriva

To start off, 2003 Opel Meriva is newer by 1 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2002 Ford Ka. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2002 Ford Ka would be higher. At 1,598 cc (4 cylinders), 2003 Opel Meriva is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2002 Ford Ka (135 HP @ 5500 RPM) has 34 more horse power than 2003 Opel Meriva. (101 HP @ 6200 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2002 Ford Ka should accelerate faster than 2003 Opel Meriva. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2003 Opel Meriva weights approximately 244 kg more than 2002 Ford Ka.

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, 2002 Ford Ka (175 Nm @ 4250 RPM) has 25 more torque (in Nm) than 2003 Opel Meriva. (150 Nm @ 3600 RPM). This means 2002 Ford Ka will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2003 Opel Meriva.

Compare all specifications:

2002 Ford Ka 2003 Opel Meriva
Make Ford Opel
Model Ka Meriva
Year Released 2002 2003
Body Type Roadster Hatchback
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1596 cc 1598 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 135 HP 101 HP
Engine RPM 5500 RPM 6200 RPM
Torque 175 Nm 150 Nm
Torque RPM 4250 RPM 3600 RPM
Engine Bore Size 82.1 mm 79 mm
Engine Stroke Size 75.5 mm 81.5 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 9.5:1 10.5:1
Top Speed 174 km/hour 175 km/hour
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 2 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1136 kg 1380 kg
Vehicle Length 3660 mm 4050 mm
Vehicle Width 1700 mm 1700 mm
Vehicle Height 1340 mm 1630 mm
Wheelbase Size 2450 mm 2740 mm
Fuel Consumption Overall 7.9 L/100km 7.5 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 42 L 53 L


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