Opel Astra 2004 vs Volkswagen Golf 2003

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Opel Astra
2004 - 2007
Volkswagen Golf
2003 - 2006
Gearbox: Manual/AutomaticManual/Automatic
Wheel drive type: Front wheel drive (FWD)Front wheel drive (FWD) / All wheel drive (AWD, 4x4)
Opel Astra is available only with front wheel drive, while Volkswagen Golf can be equipped with front wheel drive and four wheel (4x4) drive.
Engines: 1.4 - 2.01.4 - 3.2


Power: 80 - 200 HP75 - 250 HP
Torque: 125 - 320 NM126 - 350 NM
Acceleration 0-100 km/h: 7.9 - 15 seconds6.2 - 16.7 seconds
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Fuel consumption

Fuel consumption (l/100km): 4.9 - 9.45.0 - 10.7
Opel Astra petrol engines consumes on average 0.2 litres more fuel per 100 km than Volkswagen Golf. On average, Opel Astra equipped with diesel engines consume 0.2 litres less fuel per 100 km than the Volkswagen Golf.
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Length: 4.25 m4.21 m
Width: 1.75 m1.76 m
Height: 1.46 m1.48 m
Both cars are similar in size. Opel Astra is 5 cm longer than the Volkswagen Golf, 1 cm narrower, while the height of Opel Astra is 2 cm lower.
Trunk capacity: 380 litres350 litres
Trunk max capacity:
with rear seats folded down
1330 litres1305 litres
Opel Astra has more luggage capacity.
Opel Astra has 30 litres more trunk space than the Volkswagen Golf. The maximum boot capacity (with all rear seats folded down) is larger in Opel Astra (by 25 litres).
Turning diameter: 10.5 meters10.9 meters
The turning circle of the Opel Astra is 0.4 metres less than that of the Volkswagen Golf, which means Opel Astra can be easier to manoeuvre in tight streets and parking spaces.
Gross weight (kg): ~ 1`799~ 1`861

Average price (€): 14002000
Rating in user reviews: 7.5/10 8.2/10
Pros and Cons: Opel Astra has
  • roomier boot
  • lower price
Volkswagen Golf has
  • available with 4x4 drive
  • fewer faults
  • higher ratings in user reviews
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