Opel Adam 2018 vs Nissan Micra 2013

Opel Adam
2018 - 2019
Nissan Micra
2013 - 2017
Gearbox: ManualManual
Engine: 1.4 Petrol1.2 Petrol
Camshaft drive: Timing chainTiming chain


Power: 100 HP80 HP
Torque: 130 NM110 NM
Acceleration 0-100 km/h: 11.5 seconds13.7 seconds
Opel Adam is more dynamic to drive.
Opel Adam engine produces 20 HP more power than Nissan Micra, whereas torque is 20 NM more than Nissan Micra. Thanks to more power Opel Adam reaches 100 km/h speed 2.2 seconds faster.

Fuel consumption

Fuel consumption (l/100km): no data5.0
Fuel tank capacity: 35 litres41 litres
530 km with real consumption670 km with real consumption


Average engine lifespan: 350'000 km350'000 km
Engine resource depends largely on regular maintenance and the quality of the oils and fuels used.
Engine production duration: 15 years14 years
Engine spread: Installed on at least 2 other car models, including Opel Astra, Opel MerivaUsed also on Nissan Note
In general, the longer and for more car models an engine is produced, the better its serviceability and availability of spare parts. Opel Adam might be a better choice in this respect.
Hydraulic tappets: yesno
The Opel Adam engine has hydraulic tappets (lifters), providing quieter operation and no need for periodic adjustment, but they are more complex in design and can cause serious engine damage in case of failure.


Length: 3.70 m3.78 m
Width: 1.72 m1.67 m
Height: 1.48 m1.52 m
Opel Adam is 8 cm shorter than the Nissan Micra, 6 cm wider, while the height of Opel Adam is 3 cm lower.
Trunk capacity: 170 litres265 litres
Trunk max capacity:
with rear seats folded down
663 litresno data
Nissan Micra has more luggage space.
Opel Adam has 95 litres less trunk space than the Nissan Micra.
Turning diameter: 11.1 meters9.3 meters
The turning circle of the Opel Adam is 1.8 metres more than that of the Nissan Micra, which means Opel Adam can be harder to manoeuvre in tight streets and parking spaces.
Gross weight (kg): 1`4801`425
Safety: no data
above average

Opel Adam has fewer problems.
According to annual technical inspection data Nissan Micra has serious deffects in 185 percent more cases than Opel Adam, so Opel Adam quality is probably significantly better
Average price (€): 68006800
Pros and Cons: Opel Adam has
  • more power
  • more dynamic
  • fewer faults
Nissan Micra has
  • roomier boot
  • better manoeuvrability
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