Toyota Corolla Verso 2004 vs Opel Zafira 2005

Toyota Corolla Verso
2004 - 2007
Opel Zafira
2005 - 2007
Gearbox: ManualManual
Engine: 1.6 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: 110 HP105 HP
Torque: 150 NM150 NM
Acceleration 0-100 km/h: 13 seconds14.3 seconds
Toyota Corolla Verso is more dynamic to drive.
Toyota Corolla Verso engine produces 5 HP more power than Opel Zafira, the torque is the same for both cars. Thanks to more power Toyota Corolla Verso reaches 100 km/h speed 1.3 seconds faster.

Fuel consumption

Fuel consumption (l/100km): 7.57.1
Real fuel consumption: 7.8 l/100km7.9 l/100km
By specification Toyota Corolla Verso consumes 0.4 litres more fuel per 100 km than the Opel Zafira, which means that if you drive 15,000 km in a year, the Toyota Corolla Verso could require 60 litres more fuel.
But when we compare the real fuel consumption reported by users, Toyota Corolla Verso consumes 0.1 litres less fuel per 100 km than the Opel Zafira.
Fuel tank capacity: 60 litres58 litres
Full fuel tank distance: 800 km in combined cycle810 km in combined cycle
930 km on highway950 km on highway
760 km with real consumption730 km with real consumption


Average engine lifespan: 280'000 km420'000 km
Engine resource depends largely on regular maintenance and the quality of the oils and fuels used, but under equal conditions the average life of a Opel Zafira engine could be longer.
Engine production duration: 12 years7 years
Engine spread: Installed on at least 2 other car models, including Toyota Avensis, Toyota CorollaInstalled on at least 3 other car models, including Opel Astra, Opel Vectra, Opel Meriva
In general, the longer and for more car models an engine is produced, the better its serviceability and availability of spare parts.


Length: 4.36 m4.47 m
Width: 1.77 m1.80 m
Height: 1.62 m1.64 m
Toyota Corolla Verso is smaller.
Toyota Corolla Verso is 11 cm shorter than the Opel Zafira, 3 cm narrower, while the height of Toyota Corolla Verso is 2 cm lower.
Seats: no data7 seats
Trunk capacity: 423 litres140 litres
Trunk capacity with 7 seats: no data140 litres
Trunk capacity with 5 seats: 423 litresno data
Trunk max capacity:
with rear seats folded down
no data1820 litres
Turning diameter: 12 meters11.1 meters
The turning circle of the Toyota Corolla Verso is 0.9 metres more than that of the Opel Zafira, which means Toyota Corolla Verso can be harder to manoeuvre in tight streets and parking spaces.
Gross weight (kg): 2`0352`075

Toyota Corolla Verso has fewer problems.
According to annual technical inspection data Opel Zafira has serious deffects in 50 percent more cases than Toyota Corolla Verso, so Toyota Corolla Verso quality is probably significantly better
Average price (€): 24001800
Rating in user reviews: 7.4/10 6.5/10
Pros and Cons: Toyota Corolla Verso has
  • timing chain engine
  • more dynamic
  • fewer faults
  • higher ratings in user reviews
Opel Zafira has
  • timing belt engine
  • longer expected engine lifespan
  • better manoeuvrability
  • lower price
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