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2008 Jeep Compass vs. 2006 Opel Astra

To start off, 2008 Jeep Compass 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 2,360 cc (4 cylinders), 2008 Jeep Compass is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2008 Jeep Compass (173 HP @ 6000 RPM) has 84 more horse power than 2006 Opel Astra. (89 HP @ 5600 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2008 Jeep Compass should accelerate faster than 2006 Opel Astra. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2008 Jeep Compass weights approximately 748 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 2008 Jeep Compass 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, 2008 Jeep Compass 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, 2008 Jeep Compass (224 Nm @ 4400 RPM) has 99 more torque (in Nm) than 2006 Opel Astra. (125 Nm @ 4000 RPM). This means 2008 Jeep Compass will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2006 Opel Astra.

Compare all specifications:

2008 Jeep Compass 2006 Opel Astra
Make Jeep Opel
Model Compass Astra
Year Released 2008 2006
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2360 cc 1364 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 173 HP 89 HP
Engine RPM 6000 RPM 5600 RPM
Torque 224 Nm 125 Nm
Torque RPM 4400 RPM 4000 RPM
Engine Compression Ratio 10.5:1 10.5:1
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline - Premium
Drive Type 4WD Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1978 kg 1230 kg
Vehicle Length 4410 mm 4260 mm
Vehicle Width 1770 mm 1760 mm
Vehicle Height 1660 mm 1470 mm
Wheelbase Size 2640 mm 2620 mm
Fuel Consumption Overall 9.3 L/100km 6.3 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 51 L 52 L


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