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2008 Opel Meriva vs. 2005 Seat Leon

To start off, 2008 Opel Meriva is newer by 3 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2005 Seat Leon. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2005 Seat Leon would be higher. At 1,895 cc (4 cylinders), 2005 Seat Leon is equipped with a bigger engine. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2008 Opel Meriva weights approximately 19 kg more than 2005 Seat Leon.

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, 2005 Seat Leon (320 Nm @ 1900 RPM) has 79 more torque (in Nm) than 2008 Opel Meriva. (241 Nm @ 2300 RPM). This means 2005 Seat Leon will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2008 Opel Meriva.

Compare all specifications:

2008 Opel Meriva 2005 Seat Leon
Make Opel Seat
Model Meriva Leon
Year Released 2008 2005
Body Type Hatchback Hatchback
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1686 cc 1895 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 2 valves
Horse Power 0 HP 154 HP
Torque 241 Nm 320 Nm
Torque RPM 2300 RPM 1900 RPM
Engine Bore Size 79 mm 79.5 mm
Engine Stroke Size 86 mm 95.5 mm
Fuel Type Diesel Diesel
Top Speed 175 km/hour 215 km/hour
Acceleration 0-100mph 12.7 seconds 11.2 seconds
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1395 kg 1376 kg
Vehicle Length 4050 mm 4190 mm
Vehicle Width 1700 mm 1750 mm
Vehicle Height 1630 mm 1450 mm
Wheelbase Size 2640 mm 2520 mm
Fuel Consumption Overall 5.5 L/100km 5 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 53 L 55 L


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