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2004 Opel Signum vs. 2005 Opel Frontera

To start off, 2005 Opel Frontera is newer by 1 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2004 Opel Signum. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2004 Opel Signum would be higher. At 3,163 cc (6 cylinders), 2005 Opel Frontera is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2005 Opel Frontera (202 HP @ 5400 RPM) has 29 more horse power than 2004 Opel Signum. (173 HP @ 5500 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2005 Opel Frontera should accelerate faster than 2004 Opel Signum. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2005 Opel Frontera weights approximately 160 kg more than 2004 Opel Signum. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 2005 Opel Frontera is four wheel drive (4WD), it will have significant more traction and grip than 2004 Opel Signum. In wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2005 Opel Frontera will offer significantly more control. 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, 2005 Opel Frontera (290 Nm @ 3000 RPM) has 25 more torque (in Nm) than 2004 Opel Signum. (265 Nm @ 2500 RPM). This means 2005 Opel Frontera will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2004 Opel Signum.

Compare all specifications:

2004 Opel Signum 2005 Opel Frontera
Make Opel Opel
Model Signum Frontera
Year Released 2004 2005
Body Type Hatchback SUV
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1995 cc 3163 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 173 HP 202 HP
Engine RPM 5500 RPM 5400 RPM
Torque 265 Nm 290 Nm
Torque RPM 2500 RPM 3000 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline - Premium Gasoline
Drive Type Front 4WD
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 2 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 3 doors
Vehicle Weight 1560 kg 1720 kg
Vehicle Length 4640 mm 4280 mm
Vehicle Width 1800 mm 1800 mm
Vehicle Height 1470 mm 1710 mm
Wheelbase Size 2840 mm 2470 mm


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