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2004 Opel Signum vs. 2008 Opel Meriva

To start off, 2008 Opel Meriva is newer by 4 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 1,995 cc (4 cylinders), 2004 Opel Signum is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2004 Opel Signum (173 HP @ 5500 RPM) has 69 more horse power than 2008 Opel Meriva. (104 HP @ 6000 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2004 Opel Signum should accelerate faster than 2008 Opel Meriva. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2004 Opel Signum weights approximately 185 kg more than 2008 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, 2004 Opel Signum (265 Nm @ 2500 RPM) has 115 more torque (in Nm) than 2008 Opel Meriva. (150 Nm @ 3900 RPM). This means 2004 Opel Signum will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2008 Opel Meriva.

Compare all specifications:

2004 Opel Signum 2008 Opel Meriva
Make Opel Opel
Model Signum Meriva
Year Released 2004 2008
Body Type Hatchback Hatchback
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1995 cc 1598 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 173 HP 104 HP
Engine RPM 5500 RPM 6000 RPM
Torque 265 Nm 150 Nm
Torque RPM 2500 RPM 3900 RPM
Engine Bore Size 86 mm 79 mm
Engine Stroke Size 86 mm 81.5 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 9.5:1 10.5:1
Fuel Type Gasoline - Premium Gasoline - Premium
Top Speed 220 km/hour 181 km/hour
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1560 kg 1375 kg
Vehicle Length 4640 mm 4060 mm
Vehicle Width 1800 mm 1700 mm
Vehicle Height 1470 mm 1630 mm
Wheelbase Size 2840 mm 2640 mm
Fuel Consumption Overall 9.4 L/100km 6.9 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 60 L 53 L


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