The horsepower of the Opel is 10 % bigger than the Volkswagen. While the difference is little it should not affect the car performance to a large extent.
The Opel Astra J uses 41 percent fewer amount of fuel in the mixed cycle than the Volkswagen Bora Estate. The difference at the level of 3.1 l will be very appreciable in day-to-day usage of the car. In the long term it would give a considerable reduction of costs.
Due to 79 % more torque, the engine of the Opel does a much better job of transmitting power to the wheels than the Volkswagen Bora Estate. This, in turn, produces better a car's acceleration.
The fuel economy in the city is distinctly to the Opel Astra J Sports Tourer's advantage. This vehicle uses 48 % less diesel while driving inside city in relation to the Volkswagen Bora Estate. Better fuel consumption equals an increase in cruising range.
The Opel Astra J Sports Tourer 1.7 CDTI ECOTEC 110HP manual features 138 liters
compared with the Volkswagen Bora Estate 1.6 100HP manual.
Such a difference is quite significant
and it will affect the comfort of the
vehicle’s usage. At the same time that
the Opel has 27 %
boot size than the average in its segment. Bigger
trunk will be useful during family
traveling as well as during
everyday car’s usage.
Trunk capacity with seats down
Maximal torque RPM
This big difference results from the fact that both compared cars have various engines. The Opel Astra J Sports Tourer is equipped with the diesel engine whereas the Volkswagen Bora has the petrol engine. Taking into account different types of engines, comparing this characteristic has no sense.
The width of the car influences directly on passanger's inner room as well as stability of driving. The Opel Astra J Sports Tourer 1.7 CDTI ECOTEC 110HP manual is 5 percent wider in comparison to the Volkswagen Bora Estate 1.6 100HP manual. It is clearly perceptible by driver and passenger in front, who have more space for their elbows.
The winner of these two vehicles in the aspect of fuel tank size is Opel Astra J Sports Tourer 1.7 CDTI ECOTEC 110HP manual which is able to hold by 1 l more diesel than the Volkswagen.
Opel Astra J Sports Tourer has 7 percent longer wheelbase than the Volkswagen. A longer wheelbase provides more stable and comfortable ride, especially at higher speeds. 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.
Number of gears
The Opel Astra J Sports Tourer 1.7 CDTI ECOTEC 110HP manual has a one extra
speed than the
Volkswagen. Sometimes the
extra gear is used as an overdrive so that the previous
speeds can be narrower to
give better performance in the
lower gears. One more gear also will contribute to smaller
fuel consumption and CO2 output.
The Opel Astra J Sports Tourer has 6 percent larger cubic capacity in comparison to the Volkswagen Bora. For the reason that the difference is not big, the Opel Astra J Sports Tourer should accelerate only slightly faster, of course assuming that other paramerters are the same.
The Opel Astra J is 286 millimeters longer in comparison to the Volkswagen. The length of the car is important in respect of travelling comfort and room in the trunk. The Opel preasumbly will be offering to it's users more space for legs. At the same time the Opel Astra J will be better driven ,however, the Volkswagen Bora Estate 1.6 100HP manual will be a bit easier to park due to shorter length of the body.
Model release date
Manufacture of the older vehicle commenced much more earlier than Volkswagen Bora Estate and for this reason it seems to be right to assume that this vehicle gives way to Opel Astra J Sports Tourer because it has not so advanced solutions applied.
The higher a car is, the the more convenient is a boarding it and greater possibility of putting big amount of thinks to it. The difference of 64 mm to the advantage of the Opel is not big and does not matter much.