Opel Astra 2004 vs Mazda 3 2006

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Opel Astra
2004 - 2007
Mazda 3
2006 - 2009
Gearbox: Manual/AutomaticManual/Automatic
Engines: 1.4 - 2.01.3 - 2.3


Power: 80 - 200 HP84 - 265 HP
Torque: 125 - 320 NM122 - 380 NM
Acceleration 0-100 km/h: 7.9 - 15 seconds6.1 - 14.9 seconds
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Fuel consumption

Fuel consumption (l/100km): 4.9 - 9.44.7 - 9.7
Opel Astra petrol engines consumes on average 0.1 litres less fuel per 100 km than Mazda 3. On average, Opel Astra equipped with diesel engines consume 0.2 litres more fuel per 100 km than the Mazda 3.
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Ground clearance: 160 mm (6.3 inches)160 mm (6.3 inches)


Length: 4.25 m4.42 m
Width: 1.75 m1.76 m
Height: 1.46 m1.46 m
Opel Astra is smaller.
Opel Astra is 17 cm shorter than the Mazda 3, 1 cm narrower the height of the cars does not differ significantly.
Trunk capacity: 380 litres300 litres
Trunk max capacity:
with rear seats folded down
1330 litres1229 litres
Opel Astra has more luggage capacity.
Even though the car is shorter, Opel Astra has 80 litres more trunk space than the Mazda 3. The Mazda 3 may have more interior space, so the cabin could be more spacious and more comfortable for the driver and passengers. The maximum boot capacity (with all rear seats folded down) is larger in Opel Astra (by 101 litres).
Turning diameter: 10.5 meters10.9 meters
The turning circle of the Opel Astra is 0.4 metres less than that of the Mazda 3, which means Opel Astra can be easier to manoeuvre in tight streets and parking spaces.
Gross weight (kg): ~ 1`799~ 1`808

above average
Average price (€): 14001800
Rating in user reviews: 7.5/10 8.8/10
Pros and Cons: Opel Astra has
  • roomier boot
  • higher safety
  • lower price
Mazda 3 has
  • fewer faults
  • higher ratings in user reviews
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