Opel Astra 2004 vs Volkswagen Golf 2003

Opel Astra
2004 - 2007
Volkswagen Golf
2003 - 2006
Gearbox: ManualManual
Engine: 1.9 Diesel1.9 Diesel


Power: 120 HP105 HP
Torque: 280 NM250 NM
Acceleration 0-100 km/h: 10.5 seconds11.3 seconds
Opel Astra is more dynamic to drive.
Opel Astra engine produces 15 HP more power than Volkswagen Golf, whereas torque is 30 NM more than Volkswagen Golf. Thanks to more power Opel Astra reaches 100 km/h speed 0.8 seconds faster.

Fuel consumption

Fuel consumption (l/100km): 5.85.0
Real fuel consumption: 6.2 l/100km5.8 l/100km
The Volkswagen Golf is a better choice when it comes to fuel economy.
By specification Opel Astra consumes 0.8 litres more fuel per 100 km than the Volkswagen Golf, which means that if you drive 15,000 km in a year, the Opel Astra could require 120 litres more fuel.
By comparing actual fuel consumption based on user reports, Opel Astra consumes 0.4 litres more fuel per 100 km than the Volkswagen Golf.
Fuel tank capacity: 52 litres55 litres
Full fuel tank distance: 890 km in combined cycle1100 km in combined cycle
1060 km on highway1270 km on highway
830 km with real consumption940 km with real consumption
Volkswagen Golf gets more mileage on one fuel tank.


Length: 4.25 m4.20 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): no data1`850

above average
Volkswagen Golf has fewer problems.
According to annual technical inspection data Opel Astra has serious deffects in 15 percent more cases than Volkswagen Golf, so Volkswagen Golf quality is probably better
Average price (€): 14002200
Rating in user reviews: 7.5/10 8.2/10
Pros and Cons: Opel Astra has
  • more power
  • more dynamic
  • roomier boot
  • lower price
Volkswagen Golf has
  • lower fuel consumption
  • more full fuel tank mileage
  • fewer faults
  • higher ratings in user reviews
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