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2006 Opel Astra vs. 2001 Opel Meriva

To start off, 2006 Opel Astra is newer by 5 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2001 Opel Meriva. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2001 Opel Meriva would be higher. At 1,794 cc (4 cylinders), 2001 Opel Meriva is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2001 Opel Meriva (123 HP @ 6000 RPM) has 34 more horse power than 2006 Opel Astra. (89 HP @ 5600 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2001 Opel Meriva should accelerate faster than 2006 Opel Astra. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2001 Opel Meriva weights approximately 163 kg more than 2006 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, 2001 Opel Meriva (165 Nm @ 4600 RPM) has 40 more torque (in Nm) than 2006 Opel Astra. (125 Nm @ 4000 RPM). This means 2001 Opel Meriva will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2006 Opel Astra.

Compare all specifications:

2006 Opel Astra 2001 Opel Meriva
Make Opel Opel
Model Astra Meriva
Year Released 2006 2001
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1364 cc 1794 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 89 HP 123 HP
Engine RPM 5600 RPM 6000 RPM
Torque 125 Nm 165 Nm
Torque RPM 4000 RPM 4600 RPM
Engine Compression Ratio 10.5:1 10.5:1
Fuel Type Gasoline - Premium Gasoline - Premium
Acceleration 0-100mph 13.7 seconds 11.3 seconds
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1230 kg 1393 kg
Vehicle Length 4260 mm 4050 mm
Vehicle Width 1760 mm 1700 mm
Vehicle Height 1470 mm 1630 mm
Wheelbase Size 2620 mm 2610 mm
Fuel Consumption Overall 6.3 L/100km 8.2 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 52 L 53 L


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