Ford Focus 2001 vs Opel Astra 1998

Ford Focus
2001 - 2005
Opel Astra
1998 - 2000
Gearbox: AutomaticAutomatic
Engine: 2.0 Petrol2.0 Petrol
Camshaft drive: Timing beltTiming belt


Power: 130 HP136 HP
Torque: 178 NM185 NM
Acceleration 0-100 km/h: 9.3 seconds10.5 seconds
Ford Focus engine produces 6 HP less power than Opel Astra, whereas torque is 7 NM less than Opel Astra. Despite less power, Ford Focus reaches 100 km/h speed 1.2 seconds faster.

Fuel consumption

Fuel consumption (l/100km): 9.49.3
Ford Focus consumes 0.1 litres more fuel per 100 km than the Opel Astra, which means that if you drive 15,000 km in a year, the Ford Focus could require 15 litres more fuel.
Fuel tank capacity: 55 litres52 litres
Full fuel tank distance: 580 km in combined cycle550 km in combined cycle
750 km on highway740 km on highway
Ford Focus gets more mileage on one fuel tank.


Average engine lifespan: 480'000 km480'000 km
Engine resource depends largely on regular maintenance and the quality of the oils and fuels used.
Engine production duration: 6 years6 years
Engine spread: Used also on Ford CougarInstalled on at least 3 other car models, including Opel Vectra, Opel Omega, Opel Calibra
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.
Hydraulic tappets: noyes
The Opel Astra 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: 4.17 m4.11 m
Width: 1.70 m1.71 m
Height: 1.43 m1.42 m
Both cars are similar in size. Ford Focus is 6 cm longer than the Opel Astra, 1 cm narrower, while the height of Ford Focus is 1 cm higher.
Trunk capacity: 350 litres370 litres
Trunk max capacity:
with rear seats folded down
1210 litres1180 litres
Despite its longer length, Ford Focus has 20 litres less trunk space than the Opel Astra. This could mean that the Ford Focus uses more space in the cabin, so the driver and passengers could be more spacious and comfortable. The maximum boot capacity (with all rear seats folded down) is larger in Ford Focus (by 30 litres).
Turning diameter: 10.9 meters10.1 meters
The turning circle of the Ford Focus is 0.8 metres more than that of the Opel Astra, which means Ford Focus can be harder to manoeuvre in tight streets and parking spaces.
Gross weight (kg): 1`6701`725
above average

Ford Focus has fewer problems.
According to annual technical inspection data Opel Astra has serious deffects in 15 percent more cases than Ford Focus, so Ford Focus quality is probably better
Average price (€): 8001000
Rating in user reviews: 7.4/10 7.5/10
Pros and Cons: Ford Focus has
  • more dynamic
  • more full fuel tank mileage
  • higher safety
  • fewer faults
  • lower price
Opel Astra has
  • roomier boot
  • better manoeuvrability
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