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2004 Opel Signum vs. 2009 Opel Astra

To start off, 2009 Opel Astra is newer by 5 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 35 more horse power than 2009 Opel Astra. (138 HP @ 6300 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2004 Opel Signum should accelerate faster than 2009 Opel Astra. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2004 Opel Signum weights approximately 330 kg more than 2009 Opel Astra. 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 89 more torque (in Nm) than 2009 Opel Astra. (176 Nm @ 3800 RPM). This means 2004 Opel Signum will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2009 Opel Astra.

Compare all specifications:

2004 Opel Signum 2009 Opel Astra
Make Opel Opel
Model Signum Astra
Year Released 2004 2009
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1995 cc 1796 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 173 HP 138 HP
Engine RPM 5500 RPM 6300 RPM
Torque 265 Nm 176 Nm
Torque RPM 2500 RPM 3800 RPM
Engine Bore Size 86 mm 80.5 mm
Engine Stroke Size 86 mm 88.2 mm
Fuel Type Gasoline - Premium Gasoline
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 4 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Weight 1560 kg 1230 kg
Vehicle Length 4640 mm 4480 mm
Vehicle Width 1800 mm 2030 mm
Vehicle Height 1470 mm 1420 mm
Wheelbase Size 2840 mm 2620 mm
Fuel Consumption Overall 9.4 L/100km 6.2 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 60 L 52 L


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