The horsepower is a parameter that majority of drivers pay the biggest attention to. In this comparison, it is the Fiat 500L Hatchback 5d that has by 5 % horsepower more than the Opel Astra J GTC, which makes this car a bit better in terms of high speed. With more horsepower the Fiat should also provide a bit better flexiblility in specific speeds.
The Fiat 500L Hatchback 5d uses 19 % fewer fuel in the mixed cycle than the Opel Astra J. The Fiat, being classified in „minivan” segment uses by 1.7 l less of fuel than the average in its class. The average fuel consumption in this class in the mixed cycle is 6.5 l.
The Fiat 500L Hatchback 5d 0.9 TwinAir 8V 105HP manual uses of 1.9 l fuel fewer in the city than the Opel Astra J GTC. The Fiat 500L Hatchback 5d 0.9 TwinAir 8V 105HP manual, which is classified in minivan class, uses of 2.5 l of fuel for every 100 km less than the medium level in its class. The average fuel consumption in the “minivan” segment is 8.2 l of fuel for every 100 km.
Acceleration 0-100 km/h
A little difference in the amount of 16 % shows that the Opel Astra J GTC 1.4 100HP manual is insignificantly beaten in this confrontation. In the „lower middle” segment, to which the Opel Astra J GTC 1.4 100HP manual is assigned, the medium acceleration is 11.3 s and is by 28 % faster than acceleration of Opel’s car.
The maximum velocity possible to be reached by the Fiat 500L Hatchback 5d 0.9 TwinAir 8V 105HP manual is greater as compared to this of the Opel Astra J GTC 1.4 100HP manual which allows to drive the same distance on the highway faster. The difference at the level of 2 kilometers per hour is little and is imperceptible in everyday use.
Maximal torque RPM
A big difference in rpm at which the maximum torque is delivered clearly shows that a car which does not require to be revved high is this of the Fiat. The engine of the Opel Astra J GTC reaches its full efficiency at 4,000 revolutions per minute which is by 50 percent lower than the Fiat 500L.
Number of gears
The Fiat 500L has a one additional
speed in comparison to the
Opel Astra J GTC 1.4 100HP manual. Most often the
additional speed is a taller one so that the previous
speeds can be narrower in order to
allow better performance in the
lower speeds. One more speed also will result in smaller
fuel consumption and CO2 emission.
Number of doors
It seems to be quite obvious that the five-door Fiat 500L Hatchback 5d is more usable and if you frequently drive with more than one passenger then you should not have any doubts which one to choose. The biggest advantage of a five-door car is that it’s not only easier for passengers to climb into the rear seats but it’s as well easier to place luggage and cargo into the car when the rear seats are folded down. However, three-door cars like the Opel very often look much cooler and for young drivers who don’t often have more than one passengers in the car the Opel may be a good one, the more so for being a little bit cheaper than the same model with more doors.
Model release date
Because of the fact that the Opel Astra J GTC 1.4 100HP manual started to be manufactured only 3 years prior to the Fiat, the gap between technology applied in both vehicles is not really huge, however, the Fiat may feature a bit more advanced solutions used in it.
If you are a tall driver or you happen to carry in the trunk stuffs of big size, the Fiat, which is by 172 millimeters higher than the Opel, is appropriate pick for you. However, presented vehicles do not vary much in its height and it should not be much observable.