The fuel economy is distinctly to Mazda 3 III's advantage. This automobile uses 22 % less gasoline in the combined cycle than the Opel Astra J GTC. Bear in mind that average fuel consumption in the mixed cycle for the small family cars class, in which the Mazda 3 III Hatchback is classified, is 6.8 l whereas the Mazda 3 III Hatchback consumes by 18 percent less amount of fuel than the average.
The Mazda uses 21 percent of fuel less in the city compared to the Opel. The Mazda 3 III, that comes from lower middle segment, uses 1.4 l fewer fuel, which constitutes by 16 percent better fuel consumption than the average in its class. The difference in this category between compared vehicles is quite big, so remember that so as to the comparison have a sense, you should choose vehicles with similar characteristics.
Acceleration 0-100 km/h
The Mazda 3 III Hatchback accelerates from 0 to 100 Km/h in 8.2 s, which is 1 % than the Opel Astra J GTC. But the difference is not as much significant to be taken into consideration when buying a vehicle.
distance between left and right side of a vehicle directly influences on room in the cabin and also stability during driving. The width of the Mazda 3 III Hatchback is larger only by 11 percent compared with the Opel Astra J and is not really relevant. The medium for the „small family cars” segment amounts to 1,703 mm and is by 21 % smaller than the width of the Mazda 3 III Hatchback 2.0 SKYACTIV-G 165HP manual.
The wheelbase of a car equals the distance between its front and rear wheels. The wheelbase significantly affects the driving because of more appropriate car's weight distribution. Mazda 3 III Hatchback 2.0 SKYACTIV-G 165HP manual has 8 millimeters longer wheelbase distance when compared to Opel Astra J GTC. Wheelbase dimensions are crucial to the stability and steering. Thus, the mass of Mazda 3 III Hatchback should be better distributed and driving should be easier and safer.
The Mazda 3 III Hatchback 2.0 SKYACTIV-G 165HP manual has 399 cubic centimeters greater engine size than the Opel Astra J GTC. The difference is relatively substantia. As a result the Mazda 3 III Hatchback should accelerate faster and be able to reach higher top speed. On the other hand greater cubic capacity usually results in worst fuel economy.
Number of doors
It is beyond the question that the five-door Mazda 3 III Hatchback is more convenient and if you regularly travel with more than one people then this car is only possible option for you. The biggest advantage of a five-door vehicle is that it’s not only easier for passengers to get into the rear seats but it’s also easier to place luggage and cargo into the vehicle when the rear seats are folded flat. However, three-door cars like the Opel Astra J GTC very often look much cooler and for those who rarely have more than one passengers in the car the Opel Astra J may be more appropriate.
Model release date
The difference in date of commencement of production between these two cars is only 4 years, however, new technologies for automotive industry are appearing at a staggering pace what may cause that the Mazda 3 III Hatchback 2.0 SKYACTIV-G 165HP manual may have more advanced technologieswhich in a consequence may deliver you more joy of having it.