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2003 Opel Meriva vs. 2007 Opel Astra

To start off, 2007 Opel Astra is newer by 4 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2003 Opel Meriva. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2003 Opel Meriva would be higher. At 1,795 cc (4 cylinders), 2007 Opel Astra is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2007 Opel Astra (139 HP @ 6300 RPM) has 38 more horse power than 2003 Opel Meriva. (101 HP @ 6200 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2007 Opel Astra should accelerate faster than 2003 Opel Meriva. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2007 Opel Astra weights approximately 135 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, 2007 Opel Astra (175 Nm @ 3800 RPM) has 25 more torque (in Nm) than 2003 Opel Meriva. (150 Nm @ 3600 RPM). This means 2007 Opel Astra will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2003 Opel Meriva.

Compare all specifications:

2003 Opel Meriva 2007 Opel Astra
Make Opel Opel
Model Meriva Astra
Year Released 2003 2007
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1598 cc 1795 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 101 HP 139 HP
Engine RPM 6200 RPM 6300 RPM
Torque 150 Nm 175 Nm
Torque RPM 3600 RPM 3800 RPM
Engine Bore Size 79 mm 80.5 mm
Engine Stroke Size 81.5 mm 88.2 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 10.5:1 10.5:1
Fuel Type Gasoline - Premium Gasoline - Premium
Top Speed 175 km/hour 209 km/hour
Acceleration 0-100mph 13.3 seconds 11.4 seconds
Drive Type Front Front
Number of Seats 5 seats 4 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Weight 1380 kg 1515 kg
Vehicle Length 4050 mm 4480 mm
Vehicle Width 1700 mm 2030 mm
Vehicle Height 1630 mm 1420 mm
Wheelbase Size 2740 mm 2620 mm
Fuel Consumption Overall 7.5 L/100km 7.7 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 53 L 52 L


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