Opel Insignia 2009 vs Opel Astra 2010

Opel Insignia
2009 - 2013
Opel Astra
2010 - 2012
Gearbox: ManualManual
Engine: 2.0 Petrol1.6 Petrol
Camshaft drive: Timing chainTiming belt
Engine chain usually needs to be replaced less often than the timing belt, but the cost of replacing the chain is usually higher. Chain motors are considered to be more reliable, but noisier and more vibration generating.


Power: 220 HP180 HP
Torque: 350 NM230 NM
Acceleration 0-100 km/h: 7.9 seconds8.8 seconds
Opel Insignia is more dynamic to drive.
Opel Insignia engine produces 40 HP more power than Opel Astra, whereas torque is 120 NM more than Opel Astra. Thanks to more power Opel Insignia reaches 100 km/h speed 0.9 seconds faster.

Fuel consumption

Fuel consumption (l/100km): 8.96.8
Real fuel consumption: 10.7 l/100km9.0 l/100km
The Opel Astra is a better choice when it comes to fuel economy.
By specification Opel Insignia consumes 2.1 litres more fuel per 100 km than the Opel Astra, which means that if you drive 15,000 km in a year, the Opel Insignia could require 315 litres more fuel.
By comparing actual fuel consumption based on user reports, Opel Insignia consumes 1.7 litres more fuel per 100 km than the Opel Astra.
Fuel tank capacity: 70 litres56 litres
Full fuel tank distance: 780 km in combined cycle820 km in combined cycle
1060 km on highway1010 km on highway
650 km with real consumption620 km with real consumption
Ground clearance: 160 mm (6.3 inches)117 mm (4.6 inches)
Because of the higher ground clearance, Opel Insignia can perform better on bad roads - it can go over higher obstacles and bumps. At the same time, the higher ground clearance can reduce stability and handling on paved roads, especially at higher speeds. Note, however, that this Opel Insignia version does not have 4x4 drive, which is very important in poor road conditions. Choose from six 4x4 versions of Opel Insignia 2009 if off-road driveability is important to you.


Engine production duration: 5 years5 years
Engine spread: Used only for this carUsed also on Opel Insignia
In general, the longer and for more car models an engine is produced, the better its serviceability and availability of spare parts. Opel Astra might be a better choice in this respect.


Length: 4.91 m4.70 m
Width: 1.86 m1.81 m
Height: 1.52 m1.54 m
Opel Insignia is larger, but slightly lower.
Opel Insignia is 21 cm longer than the Opel Astra, 4 cm wider, while the height of Opel Insignia is 2 cm lower.
Trunk capacity: 540 litres500 litres
Trunk max capacity:
with rear seats folded down
1530 litres1550 litres
Opel Insignia has 40 litres more trunk space than the Opel Astra. The maximum boot capacity (with all rear seats folded down) is larger in Opel Astra (by 20 litres).
Turning diameter: 10.9 meters11.5 meters
The turning circle of the Opel Insignia is 0.6 metres less than that of the Opel Astra, which means Opel Insignia can be easier to manoeuvre in tight streets and parking spaces.
Gross weight (kg): 2`2802`030
Safety: no data

Opel Astra has fewer problems.
According to annual technical inspection data Opel Insignia has serious deffects in 10 percent more cases than Opel Astra, so Opel Astra quality is probably slightly better
Average price (€): 48003200
Rating in user reviews: 7.4/10 8.3/10
Pros and Cons: Opel Insignia has
  • timing chain engine
  • more power
  • more dynamic
  • higher ground clearance
  • roomier boot
  • better manoeuvrability
Opel Astra has
  • timing belt engine
  • lower fuel consumption
  • fewer faults
  • higher ratings in user reviews
  • lower price
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