Opel Astra J GTC 1.6 Turbo ECOTEC 180HP manual vs Skoda Rapid II Liftback 1.2 TSI 85HP manual

Opel Astra J GTC 1.6 Turbo ECOTEC 180HP manual

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11 reasons for

Opel Astra J GTC, model available from 2009.
It has 1.6 Turbo ECOTEC 180HP petrol engine produced from 2011.
Drive on the front axle has manual, 6 speed gearbox.

9 reasons for

Skoda Rapid II Liftback, model available from 2012.
It has 1.2 TSI 85HP petrol engine produced from 2012.
Drive on the front axle has manual, 5 speed gearbox.

Skoda Rapid II Liftback 1.2 TSI 85HP manual
Opel

11 reasons for Opel Astra J GTC 1.6 Turbo ECOTEC 180KM manual in comparison to Skoda Rapid II Liftback 1.2 TSI 85HP manual

Reasons for
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Maximal power

180 > 85 hp
The Opel has by 112 % more horsepower compared to the Skoda Rapid II Liftback 1.2 TSI 85HP manual. The difference is really big and for this reason it greatly affect sensation of traveling the vehicle. It may be interesting to know that the Opel Astra J has by 58 percent more horses under the hood compared to the average in its segment.
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Maximal torque

230 > 159 Nm
The Opel Astra J GTC has 71 Nm more torque in relation to the Skoda Rapid II Liftback 1.2 TSI 85HP manual. Although most of people do not attach importance the maximum torque when choosing a car, it shows the best how fast a vehicle is speeding up. In this case the difference is of considerable size hence the Opel Astra J will deliver you better feeling of driving.
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Acceleration 0-100 km/h

8.3 > 11.8 s
If a fast driving is what you realy like, the Opel is better for you because it’s acceleration to 100 km/h is 30 % better compared to the Skoda.
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Top speed

220 > 183 km/h
The maximum velocity possible to be reached by the Opel Astra J GTC 1.6 Turbo ECOTEC 180HP manual is higher as compared to this of the Skoda Rapid II which allows to travel the same distance on the highway in shorter period of time. The difference that amounts to 37 kilometers/hour is not big and is imperceptible in everyday use.
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Width

1,845 > 1,706 mm
distance between left and right side of a car directly affects the amount of space for passengers as well as stability during driving. The width of the Opel Astra J is larger only by 139 millimeters in relation to the Skoda and is not really worth considering. The medium for the „small family cars” segment equals to approximately 1,703 mm and is by 142 millimeters smaller than the same feature of the Opel Astra J.
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Wheelbase

2,693 > 2,606 mm
The Opel Astra J has 3 percent longer wheelbase than Skoda Rapid II. As a result the Opel Astra J GTC is more safe and has a better stability. Besides, longer wheelbase influences on convenient and more comfortable traveling.
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Number of gears

6 > 5 gears
The Opel Astra J GTC 1.6 Turbo ECOTEC 180HP manual have a higher speed count in relation to the Skoda Rapid II Liftback which means that Opel Astra J GTC will achieve better acceleration and better fuel economy. But the difference is quiet little and unless you are drag racing at a timed event you would not even feel the difference.
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Engine capacity

1,599 > 1,198 cc
The engine displacement of the Opel Astra J GTC 1.6 Turbo ECOTEC 180HP manual is by 33 percent bigger in comparison to the Skoda Rapid II. For this reason the Skoda Rapid II Liftback will consume less fuel, however, the engine of the Opel Astra J GTC will be of better quality, working more smoothly and less prone to breaking down.
1

Height

1,484 > 1,463 mm
If you are a tall man or you tend to carry in the trunk stuffs of big size, the Opel, which is by 1 % higher than the Skoda Rapid II Liftback, would be better choice for you. However, presented vehicles do not differ much when it comes to its height and it should not be much noticeable.
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Width with outside mirrors

2,017 > 1,943 mm
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Rear overhang

805 > 1,005 mm

Skoda

9 reasons for Skoda Rapid II Liftback 1.2 TSI 85KM manual in comparison to Opel Astra J GTC 1.6 Turbo ECOTEC 180HP manual

Reasons for
112

Average consumption

5 > 7.2 l
The fuel economy is distinctly to Skoda Rapid II Liftback 1.2 TSI 85HP manual's advantage. This car uses 31 % less fuel in the mixed cycle than the Opel Astra J GTC. Bear in mind that average fuel consumption in the combined cycle for the compact segment, in which the Skoda Rapid II Liftback 1.2 TSI 85HP manual is classified, equals to 6.8 l while the Skoda Rapid II needs by 26 percent less fuel than the average.
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Urban consumption

6.5 > 9.2 l
The Skoda Rapid II Liftback 1.2 TSI 85HP manual consumes of 29 % petrol less in city traffic compared to the Opel Astra J GTC. The Skoda Rapid II, as a representative of compact segment, burns up 2.2 l per 100 km fewer than the average in its segment. The average fuel consumption in the “C” class is 8.7 l/100Km.
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Maximal torque RPM

1,495 > 2,200 revolutions/minute
A greater range as well as a lower number of rotations at which the highest torque is produced has an impact on an engine’s performance. However, to eliminate engines drawbacks like e.g. turbo lug, it is always good to analyze a torque performance graph.
24

Extra-urban consumption

4.4 > 6.1 l
6

Length

4,483 > 4,467 mm
The Skoda Rapid II Liftback 1.2 TSI 85HP manual is 16 mm longer when compared to the Opel Astra J GTC 1.6 Turbo ECOTEC 180HP manual. The length of the vehicle is important in terms of driving comfort and space in the boot. The Skoda Rapid II Liftback probably will be offering to it's passangers more room for legs. At the same time the Skoda Rapid II will be better driven ,however, the Opel Astra J GTC 1.6 Turbo ECOTEC 180HP manual will be a slightly easier to park due to shorter length of the body.
3

Number of doors

5 > 3
There’s no doubts that the five-door Skoda is more usable and if you regularly drive with more than one people then it’s the format to go for. The strongest point 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 put luggage and cargo into the car when the rear seats are folded flat. However, three-door cars like the Opel Astra J very often look more dynamic and sporty and for young drivers who don’t often have more than one passengers in the car the Opel Astra J may be a good one, the more so for being a little bit cheaper than the same model with more doors.
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Model release date

2012 > 2009
The difference in date of commencement of production between presented cars is only 3 years, however, new technologies for automotive industry are appearing at a staggering pace what may cause that the Skoda may feature more modern solutions thanks to which everyday usage of it may be more comfortable.
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Maximal power RPM

4,800 > 5,500 revolutions/minute
0

Front overhang

877 > 968 mm

Cars specifications

Opel Astra J GTC 1.6 Turbo ECOTEC 180HP manual Skoda Rapid II Liftback 1.2 TSI 85HP manual
    Gross trailer weight - 1,104 kg
    Price range popular popular
    Model release date 2009 2012
    Facelifting no no
    Code name J -
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