2006 Opel Antara vs. 2004 Opel Meriva
To start off, 2006 Opel Antara is newer by 2 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2004 Opel Meriva. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2004 Opel Meriva would be higher. At 1,899 cc, 2006 Opel Antara is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2006 Opel Antara (212 HP @ 1400 RPM) has 113 more horse power than 2004 Opel Meriva. (99 HP @ 4400 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2006 Opel Antara should accelerate faster than 2004 Opel Meriva.
Because 2006 Opel Antara is four wheel drive (4WD), it will have significant more traction and grip than 2004 Opel Meriva. In wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2006 Opel Antara 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, 2006 Opel Antara (542 Nm @ 1400 RPM) has 302 more torque (in Nm) than 2004 Opel Meriva. (240 Nm @ 2300 RPM). This means 2006 Opel Antara will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2004 Opel Meriva. 2006 Opel Antara has automatic transmission and 2004 Opel Meriva has manual transmission. 2004 Opel Meriva will offer better control over acceleration and deceleration in addition to better fuel efficiency overall. 2006 Opel Antara will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.
Compare all specifications:
|2006 Opel Antara||2004 Opel Meriva|
|Engine Size||1899 cc||1686 cc|
|Horse Power||212 HP||99 HP|
|Engine RPM||1400 RPM||4400 RPM|
|Torque||542 Nm||240 Nm|
|Torque RPM||1400 RPM||2300 RPM|
|Top Speed||210 km/hour||175 km/hour|
|Number of Seats||5 seats||5 seats|
|Number of Doors||5 doors||5 doors|
|Vehicle Width||1760 mm||1700 mm|