The fuel economy is distinctly to Toyota Prius IV Hatchback's advantage. This vehicle burns 3.2 l fewer fuel in the combined cycle than the Opel Astra J. Interesting is that average fuel consumption in the combined cycle for the C class, in which the Toyota Prius IV Hatchback is classified, is 6.8 l while the Toyota Prius IV needs by 41 % less amount of fuel than the average.
The Toyota Prius IV Hatchback burns up of 57 percent gasoline less in city traffic compared to the Opel Astra J GTC. The Toyota Prius IV, as a representative of compact segment, consumes 4.7 l per 100 km less than the medium level in its segment. The average fuel consumption in the “small family cars” segment is 8.7 l of fuel for every 100 km.
The wheelbase of a car means the distance separating its front and rear wheels. The wheelbase significantly affects the driving because of more desirable car's weight distribution. Toyota Prius IV has 11 mm longer wheelbase distance in relation to Opel Astra J GTC 1.6 Turbo ECOTEC 180HP manual. Wheelbase dimensions are crucial to the stability and steering. Thus, the mass of Toyota Prius IV should be better distributed and driving should be smoother and safer.
The Toyota Prius IV Hatchback has 12 percent bigger engine capacity in relation to the Opel Astra J GTC 1.6 Turbo ECOTEC 180HP manual. As the difference is little, the Toyota Prius IV Hatchback should accelerate a bit dynamically, assuming that other paramerters are equal.
Number of doors
There’s no doubts that the five-door Toyota Prius IV Hatchback is more convenient and if you frequently travel with more than one passenger then you should not have any doubts which one to choose. 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 as well easier to put luggage and cargo into the vehicle when the rear seats are folded down. However, three-door cars like the Opel Astra J GTC 1.6 Turbo ECOTEC 180HP manual generally look more dynamic and sporty and for those who don’t often have passengers in the back seat the Opel Astra J might be more appropriate.
If you are a tall man or you tend to carry in the trunk thinks of big dimensions, the Toyota Prius IV Hatchback, which is by 4 mm higher than the Opel Astra J GTC 1.6 Turbo ECOTEC 180HP manual, is better option for you. However, these two vehicles do not vary much when it comes to its height and it should not be much observable.
For a smooth ride in the city, it is tempting to opt for an automatic but the choice of transmisison may have a considerable effect on fuel efficiency. Automatics may consume about from 5 to 10% more than manuals.