The Toyota Carina IV comes with petrol which makes by 70 percent more horsepower over the the engine of the Opel, giving the vehicle a more sporty character. It should be better option for drivers who would like to experience thrill of drive a sports car.
The width of the car influences directly on passanger's inner room and stability of driving. The Toyota Carina IV is 68 mm wider than the Opel Ascona A. It is clearly felt by driver and passenger in front, who have more space for their elbows.
Toyota has 110 mm longer wheelbase in relation to the Opel. A longer wheelbase gives more stable and comfortable ride, especially when driving fast. It also provides more storage space. However, vehicles having a longer wheelbase are not as maneuverable as those with a shorter length between its axles.
The Toyota is 6 % longer in relation to the Opel Ascona A. Long vehicles more of passenger space and usually have more storage space. While the Toyota Carina IV Estate occurs to be better choice for families or those who appreciate comfortable rides, the Opel Ascona A Estate 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 putting massive amount of stuff to it. The difference between these two cars of 8 mm in favor of the Toyota is insignificant and should not be really noticeable.