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2006 Opel Astra vs. 2001 Seat Leon

To start off, 2006 Opel Astra is newer by 5 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2001 Seat Leon. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2001 Seat Leon would be higher. At 1,781 cc (4 cylinders), 2001 Seat Leon is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2001 Seat Leon (207 HP @ 5800 RPM) has 118 more horse power than 2006 Opel Astra. (89 HP @ 5600 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2001 Seat Leon should accelerate faster than 2006 Opel Astra. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2001 Seat Leon weights approximately 120 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.

Because 2001 Seat Leon is four wheel drive (4WD), it will have significant more traction and grip than 2006 Opel Astra. In wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2001 Seat Leon 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, 2001 Seat Leon (270 Nm @ 2100 RPM) has 145 more torque (in Nm) than 2006 Opel Astra. (125 Nm @ 4000 RPM). This means 2001 Seat Leon will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2006 Opel Astra.

Compare all specifications:

2006 Opel Astra 2001 Seat Leon
Make Opel Seat
Model Astra Leon
Year Released 2006 2001
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1364 cc 1781 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 89 HP 207 HP
Engine RPM 5600 RPM 5800 RPM
Torque 125 Nm 270 Nm
Torque RPM 4000 RPM 2100 RPM
Engine Compression Ratio 10.5:1 9.5:1
Acceleration 0-100mph 13.7 seconds 7.1 seconds
Drive Type Front 4WD
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1230 kg 1350 kg
Vehicle Length 4260 mm 4190 mm
Vehicle Width 1760 mm 1750 mm
Vehicle Height 1470 mm 1460 mm
Wheelbase Size 2620 mm 2590 mm
Fuel Consumption Overall 6.3 L/100km 8.7 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 52 L 55 L


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