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2006 Opel Astra vs. 2008 Opel Corsa

To start off, 2008 Opel Corsa is newer by 2 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2006 Opel Astra. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2006 Opel Astra would be higher. At 1,364 cc (4 cylinders), 2006 Opel Astra is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2006 Opel Astra (89 HP @ 5600 RPM) has 15 more horse power than 2008 Opel Corsa. (74 HP @ 5600 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2006 Opel Astra should accelerate faster than 2008 Opel Corsa. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2006 Opel Astra weights approximately 220 kg more than 2008 Opel Corsa. 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, 2006 Opel Astra (125 Nm @ 4000 RPM) has 15 more torque (in Nm) than 2008 Opel Corsa. (110 Nm @ 4000 RPM). This means 2006 Opel Astra will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2008 Opel Corsa.

Compare all specifications:

2006 Opel Astra 2008 Opel Corsa
Make Opel Opel
Model Astra Corsa
Year Released 2006 2008
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1364 cc 1197 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 89 HP 74 HP
Engine RPM 5600 RPM 5600 RPM
Torque 125 Nm 110 Nm
Torque RPM 4000 RPM 4000 RPM
Engine Compression Ratio 10.5:1 10.1:1
Fuel Type Gasoline - Premium Gasoline - Premium
Top Speed 173 km/hour 170 km/hour
Acceleration 0-100mph 13.7 seconds 13 seconds
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 3 doors
Vehicle Weight 1230 kg 1010 kg
Vehicle Length 4260 mm 3820 mm
Vehicle Width 1760 mm 1650 mm
Vehicle Height 1470 mm 1450 mm
Wheelbase Size 2620 mm 2500 mm
Fuel Consumption Overall 6.3 L/100km 6 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 52 L 44 L


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