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2003 Opel Meriva vs. 1995 Peugeot 406

To start off, 2003 Opel Meriva is newer by 8 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1995 Peugeot 406. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1995 Peugeot 406 would be higher. At 1,997 cc (4 cylinders), 1995 Peugeot 406 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1995 Peugeot 406 (134 HP @ 6000 RPM) has 33 more horse power than 2003 Opel Meriva. (101 HP @ 6200 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 1995 Peugeot 406 should accelerate faster than 2003 Opel Meriva. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1995 Peugeot 406 weights approximately 70 kg more than 2003 Opel Meriva. 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, 1995 Peugeot 406 (190 Nm @ 4100 RPM) has 40 more torque (in Nm) than 2003 Opel Meriva. (150 Nm @ 3600 RPM). This means 1995 Peugeot 406 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2003 Opel Meriva.

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2003 Opel Meriva 1995 Peugeot 406
Make Opel Peugeot
Model Meriva 406
Year Released 2003 1995
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1598 cc 1997 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 101 HP 134 HP
Engine RPM 6200 RPM 6000 RPM
Torque 150 Nm 190 Nm
Torque RPM 3600 RPM 4100 RPM
Engine Compression Ratio 10.5:1 10.8:1
Top Speed 175 km/hour 198 km/hour
Acceleration 0-100mph 13.3 seconds 10.9 seconds
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1380 kg 1450 kg
Vehicle Length 4050 mm 4750 mm
Vehicle Width 1700 mm 1770 mm
Vehicle Height 1630 mm 1510 mm
Wheelbase Size 2740 mm 2710 mm
Fuel Consumption Overall 7.5 L/100km 8.4 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 53 L 70 L


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