2003 Chevrolet Cavalier vs. 2001 Opel Zafira

To start off, 2003 Chevrolet Cavalier is newer by 2 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 2,190 cc (4 cylinders), 2003 Chevrolet Cavalier is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2003 Chevrolet Cavalier (120 HP @ 5200 RPM) has 22 more horse power than 2001 Opel Zafira. (98 HP @ 4400 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2003 Chevrolet Cavalier should accelerate faster than 2001 Opel Zafira. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2001 Opel Zafira weights approximately 294 kg more than 2003 Chevrolet Cavalier.

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 37 more torque (in Nm) than 2003 Chevrolet Cavalier. (183 Nm @ 3600 RPM). This means 2001 Opel Zafira will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2003 Chevrolet Cavalier.

Compare all specifications:

2003 Chevrolet Cavalier 2001 Opel Zafira
Make Chevrolet Opel
Model Cavalier Zafira
Year Released 2003 2001
Body Type Coupe Minivan
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2190 cc 1994 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 120 HP 98 HP
Engine RPM 5200 RPM 4400 RPM
Torque 183 Nm 220 Nm
Torque RPM 3600 RPM 1500 RPM
Engine Compression Ratio 9.0:1 18.5:1
Fuel Type Gasoline Diesel
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Doors 2 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1191 kg 1485 kg
Vehicle Length 4600 mm 4320 mm
Vehicle Width 1730 mm 1750 mm
Vehicle Height 1400 mm 1690 mm
Wheelbase Size 2570 mm 2700 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 57 L 58 L


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