2007 Opel Astra vs. 1980 Vauxhall Astra

To start off, 2007 Opel Astra is newer by 27 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1980 Vauxhall Astra. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1980 Vauxhall Astra would be higher. At 1,598 cc (4 cylinders), 2007 Opel Astra is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2007 Opel Astra (105 HP @ 6000 RPM) has 31 more horse power than 1980 Vauxhall Astra. (74 HP @ 5800 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2007 Opel Astra should accelerate faster than 1980 Vauxhall Astra. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2007 Opel Astra weights approximately 410 kg more than 1980 Vauxhall 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, 2007 Opel Astra (150 Nm @ 3900 RPM) has 48 more torque (in Nm) than 1980 Vauxhall Astra. (102 Nm @ 3800 RPM). This means 2007 Opel Astra will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1980 Vauxhall Astra.

Compare all specifications:

2007 Opel Astra 1980 Vauxhall Astra
Make Opel Vauxhall
Model Astra Astra
Year Released 2007 1980
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1598 cc 1297 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 105 HP 74 HP
Engine RPM 6000 RPM 5800 RPM
Torque 150 Nm 102 Nm
Torque RPM 3900 RPM 3800 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline - Premium Gasoline
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Automatic Automatic
Number of Seats 4 seats 5 seats
Vehicle Weight 1265 kg 855 kg
Vehicle Length 4300 mm 4010 mm
Vehicle Width 1760 mm 1650 mm
Vehicle Height 1440 mm 1340 mm
Wheelbase Size 2620 mm 2520 mm


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