The Opel Astra J Sedan comes with petrol which produce by 35 more horsepower than the Mazda 3 II Hatchback, transforming the car to a much more sporty character. It should be better car for drivers who want to experience thrill of getting behind the wheel of a sports car.
The Opel burns up 0.4 l fewer fuel in the mixed cycle than the Mazda 3 II Hatchback 1.6 MZR 105HP manual. The Opel Astra J Sedan, which is classified in „lower middle” segment burns up by 0.9 l less of fuel than the average in its segment. The average fuel consumption in this class in the mixed cycle amounts to 6.8 l.
The Opel Astra J Sedan 1.4 Turbo ECOTEC 140HP manual has 56 Nm more torque in
comparison to the Mazda 3 II Hatchback 1.6 MZR 105HP manual. The difference at such level is quite big, so that the Opel Astra J Sedan will accelerate perceptibly better.
The Opel burns up of 7 % petrol less while driving inside city in relation to the Mazda. The Opel Astra J, which is classified in compact class, uses of 1 liter per 100 km less than the average in its segment. The average fuel consumption in the “compact” class equals to 8.7 l per 100 km.
Acceleration 0-100 km/h
A little difference in the amount of 2 sek shows that the Mazda 3 II is the worst car of these two . In the „lower middle class, being represented by the Mazda, the average acceleration to 100km/h amounts to 11.3 s and is by 0.9 s higher than this of Mazda vehicle.
The maximum velocity of the Opel Astra J Sedan is higher as compared to this of the Mazda 3 II which allows to cover the same distance on the highway faster. The difference at the level of 13 percent is small and is imperceptible in daily use.
Maximal torque RPM
A big difference in rotations per minute at which the maximum torque is delivered distinctly shows that a car which does not require to be revved high is this of the Opel. The engine of the Mazda 3 II reaches its full efficiency at 4,005 revolutions/minute which is by 54 percent lower compared with the Opel Astra J.
The width of the car influences directly on passanger's inner room as well as stability of driving. The Opel is 64 millimeters wider than the Mazda. It is often clearly felt by driver and passenger in front, who have more room for their elbows.
The Opel Astra J has 1 percent longer wheelbase than Mazda 3 II Hatchback. Consequently the Opel Astra J is more safe and has a better stability. What is more, longer wheelbase influences on convenient and more comfortable driving.
The Opel Astra J Sedan is 199 mm longer in comparison to the Mazda 3 II. Long vehicles have roomy cabin and also have bigger trunk. Although the Opel Astra J Sedan occurs to be better choice for families or those who value soft, smooth long-distance rides that make them feel fresh and relaxed upon arriving, the Mazda 3 II may appeal to women as it will not cause problems with parking and will be more maneuverable.
The higher a car is, the better is the comfort of getting in to it and greater capacity of carrying massive amount of thinks to it. The difference between these two cars that amounts to 32 mm in favor of the Opel Astra J Sedan is small and does not matter much.