2006 Ford E-250 vs. 2004 Opel Zafira

To start off, 2006 Ford E-250 is newer by 2 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2004 Opel Zafira. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2004 Opel Zafira would be higher. At 4,605 cc (8 cylinders), 2006 Ford E-250 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2006 Ford E-250 (226 HP @ 4800 RPM) has 103 more horse power than 2004 Opel Zafira. (123 HP @ 4000 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2006 Ford E-250 should accelerate faster than 2004 Opel Zafira. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2004 Opel Zafira weights approximately 330 kg more than 2006 Ford E-250.

Because 2006 Ford E-250 is rear wheel drive (RWD), it offers better handling in dry conditions; in addition, if you are looking to drift, it will be much easier to do with 2006 Ford E-250. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2004 Opel Zafira, being front wheel drive (FWD), will offer much better control with better grip. 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, 2006 Ford E-250 (388 Nm @ 3500 RPM) has 118 more torque (in Nm) than 2004 Opel Zafira. (270 Nm @ 1500 RPM). This means 2006 Ford E-250 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2004 Opel Zafira.

Compare all specifications:

2006 Ford E-250 2004 Opel Zafira
Make Ford Opel
Model E-250 Zafira
Year Released 2006 2004
Body Type Van Minivan
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 4605 cc 2198 cc
Engine Cylinders 8 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 226 HP 123 HP
Engine RPM 4800 RPM 4000 RPM
Torque 388 Nm 270 Nm
Torque RPM 3500 RPM 1500 RPM
Engine Bore Size 90 mm 84 mm
Engine Stroke Size 90 mm 98 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 9.4:1 18.5:1
Fuel Type Gasoline Diesel
Drive Type Rear Front
Number of Doors 4 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1220 kg 1550 kg
Vehicle Length 5900 mm 4320 mm
Vehicle Width 2020 mm 1750 mm
Vehicle Height 2140 mm 1640 mm
Wheelbase Size 3510 mm 2710 mm
Fuel Consumption Overall 14.7 L/100km 6.9 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 132 L 58 L


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