2007 Opel Astra vs. 2008 Opel Astra

To start off, 2008 Opel Astra is newer by 1 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2007 Opel Astra. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2007 Opel 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 16 more horse power than 2008 Opel Astra. (89 HP @ 4000 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2007 Opel Astra should accelerate faster than 2008 Opel Astra. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2008 Opel Astra weights approximately 67 kg more than 2007 Opel Astra.

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, 2008 Opel Astra (200 Nm @ 1750 RPM) has 50 more torque (in Nm) than 2007 Opel Astra. (150 Nm @ 3900 RPM). This means 2008 Opel Astra will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2007 Opel Astra.

Compare all specifications:

2007 Opel Astra 2008 Opel Astra
Make Opel Opel
Model Astra Astra
Year Released 2007 2008
Body Type Hatchback Hatchback
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1598 cc 1248 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 105 HP 89 HP
Engine RPM 6000 RPM 4000 RPM
Torque 150 Nm 200 Nm
Torque RPM 3900 RPM 1750 RPM
Engine Bore Size 79 mm 69.6 mm
Engine Stroke Size 81.5 mm 82 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 10.5:1 18.0:1
Fuel Type Gasoline - Premium Diesel
Top Speed 187 km/hour 174 km/hour
Acceleration 0-100mph 12.2 seconds 13.6 seconds
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Automatic Automatic
Number of Seats 4 seats 4 seats
Number of Doors 3 doors 3 doors
Vehicle Weight 1265 kg 1332 kg
Vehicle Length 4300 mm 4300 mm
Vehicle Width 1760 mm 1760 mm
Vehicle Height 1440 mm 1440 mm
Wheelbase Size 2620 mm 2620 mm
Fuel Consumption Overall 6.6 L/100km 4.8 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 52 L 52 L


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