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2003 Opel Meriva vs. 2001 Opel Omega

To start off, 2003 Opel Meriva is newer by 2 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2001 Opel Omega. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2001 Opel Omega would be higher. At 3,175 cc (6 cylinders), 2001 Opel Omega is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2001 Opel Omega (215 HP @ 6000 RPM) has 114 more horse power than 2003 Opel Meriva. (101 HP @ 6200 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2001 Opel Omega should accelerate faster than 2003 Opel Meriva. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2001 Opel Omega weights approximately 255 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, 2001 Opel Omega (290 Nm @ 3400 RPM) has 140 more torque (in Nm) than 2003 Opel Meriva. (150 Nm @ 3600 RPM). This means 2001 Opel Omega will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2003 Opel Meriva. 2001 Opel Omega has automatic transmission and 2003 Opel Meriva has manual transmission. 2003 Opel Meriva will offer better control over acceleration and deceleration in addition to better fuel efficiency overall. 2001 Opel Omega will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

2003 Opel Meriva 2001 Opel Omega
Make Opel Opel
Model Meriva Omega
Year Released 2003 2001
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1598 cc 3175 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 101 HP 215 HP
Engine RPM 6200 RPM 6000 RPM
Torque 150 Nm 290 Nm
Torque RPM 3600 RPM 3400 RPM
Engine Bore Size 79 mm 87.6 mm
Engine Stroke Size 81.5 mm 88 mm
Fuel Type Gasoline - Premium Gasoline
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1380 kg 1635 kg
Vehicle Length 4050 mm 4900 mm
Vehicle Width 1700 mm 1790 mm
Vehicle Height 1630 mm 1460 mm
Wheelbase Size 2740 mm 2740 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 53 L 75 L


 

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