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2006 Opel Antara vs. 2008 Opel Astra

To start off, 2008 Opel Astra is newer by 2 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2006 Opel Antara. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2006 Opel Antara would be higher. At 1,899 cc, 2006 Opel Antara is equipped with a bigger engine.

Because 2006 Opel Antara is four wheel drive (4WD), it will have significant more traction and grip than 2008 Opel Astra. 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 367 more torque (in Nm) than 2008 Opel Astra. (175 Nm @ 3800 RPM). This means 2006 Opel Antara will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2008 Opel Astra. 2006 Opel Antara has automatic transmission and 2008 Opel Astra has manual transmission. 2008 Opel Astra 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 2008 Opel Astra
Make Opel Opel
Model Antara Astra
Year Released 2006 2008
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1899 cc 1796 cc
Horse Power 212 HP 0 HP
Torque 542 Nm 175 Nm
Torque RPM 1400 RPM 3800 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Top Speed 210 km/hour 205 km/hour
Drive Type 4WD Front
Transmission Type Automatic Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Width 1760 mm 1760 mm


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