The Opel Astra H Cabrio comes with petrol which produce by 25 more horsepower over the the engine of the Volkswagen Golf IV Cabrio 1.8 i 90HP automatic, giving the vehicle a more dynamic character. It seems to be googd option to those who want to feel thrill of getting behind the wheel of a sports car.
The Opel Astra H Cabrio 1.6 ECOTEC 115HP manual burns up 32 % less amount of fuel in the combined cycle when compared to the Volkswagen. The difference at the level of 3.2 l will be quite perceptible in day-to-day usage of the vehicle. In the long term it would give a considerable reduction of costs.
Maximum torque of the Opel Astra H Cabrio 1.6 ECOTEC 115HP manual is 10 newton meters bigger than the Volkswagen. Because of this, the Opel Astra H Cabrio will accelerate slightly better and be better for overtaking other vehicles. Appropriate use of the flexibility of the engine will also cause that the Opel Astra H will use less fuel for every 100 km.
The fuel consumption (urban) is distinctly to the Opel Astra H Cabrio 1.6 ECOTEC 115HP manual's advantage. This automobile uses 35 % fewer gasoline in the urban cycle in relation to the Volkswagen Golf IV Cabrio 1.8 i 90HP automatic. Better fuel consumption means less fuel cost passed on you.
Acceleration 0-100 km/h
A small difference in the amount of 1.7 s suggests that the Volkswagen Golf IV is somewhat beaten in this confrontation. In the „small family cars” class, to which the Volkswagen Golf IV Cabrio 1.8 i 90HP automatic is assigned, the average acceleration amounts to 11.3 s and is by 3.7 s faster than acceleration of Volkswagen’s vehicle.
The maximum velocity of the Opel Astra H Cabrio 1.6 ECOTEC 115HP manual is greater in comparison to this of the Volkswagen which allows to travel the same distance on the highway in shorter period of time. The difference that amounts to 14 % is not big and is imperceptible in everyday use.
The width of the car influences directly on passanger's inner room as well as stability of driving. The Opel Astra H is 4 % wider in relation to the Volkswagen. It is clearly perceptible by driver and passenger in front, who have more space for their elbows.
The Opel Astra H has 6 percent longer wheelbase in comparison to Volkswagen Golf IV Cabrio 1.8 i 90HP automatic. Consequently the Opel is more safe and has a better stability. Besides, longer wheelbase influences on convenient and more comfortable driving.
The Opel Astra H Cabrio 1.6 ECOTEC 115HP manual is 10 % longer than the Volkswagen Golf IV. The length of the vehicle is important in respect of travelling comfort and room in the boot. The Opel very likely will be offering to it's users more room for legs. Aditionally the Opel Astra H Cabrio 1.6 ECOTEC 115HP manual will be better driven but the Volkswagen Golf IV Cabrio 1.8 i 90HP automatic will be a bit easier for parking because of shorter length .
Model release date
Production of the older vehicle began much more earlier than its rival hence man may suspect that this vehicle features not so modern solutions applied.