Opel Astra 2000 vs Audi A3 1996

Opel Astra
2000 - 2004
Audi A3
1996 - 2000
Gearbox: AutomaticAutomatic
Engine: 1.6 Petrol1.6 Petrol
Camshaft drive: Timing beltTiming belt


Power: 84 HP100 HP
Torque: 138 NM145 NM
Acceleration 0-100 km/h: 14.5 seconds12.8 seconds
Audi A3 is a more dynamic driving.
Opel Astra engine produces 16 HP less power than Audi A3, whereas torque is 7 NM less than Audi A3. Due to the lower power, Opel Astra reaches 100 km/h speed 1.7 seconds later.

Fuel consumption

Fuel consumption (l/100km): 8.28.6
Real fuel consumption: 8.6 l/100km9.0 l/100km
By specification Opel Astra consumes 0.4 litres less fuel per 100 km than the Audi A3, which means that by driving the Opel Astra over 15,000 km in a year you can save 60 litres of fuel.
By comparing actual fuel consumption based on user reports, Opel Astra consumes 0.4 litres less fuel per 100 km than the Audi A3.
Fuel tank capacity: 52 litres55 litres
Full fuel tank distance: 630 km in combined cycle630 km in combined cycle
810 km on highway830 km on highway
600 km with real consumption610 km with real consumption


Average engine lifespan: 480'000 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 Astra engine could be longer.
Engine production duration: 4 years1 years
Engine spread: Used also on Opel MerivaInstalled on at least 3 other car models, including Seat Leon, Seat Toledo, Seat Ibiza
In general, the longer and for more car models an engine is produced, the better its serviceability and availability of spare parts.


Length: 4.11 m4.15 m
Width: 1.71 m1.74 m
Height: 1.42 m1.42 m
Both cars are similar in size. Opel Astra is 4 cm shorter than the Audi A3, 3 cm narrower the height of the cars does not differ significantly.
Trunk capacity: 370 litres350 litres
Trunk max capacity:
with rear seats folded down
1180 litres1110 litres
Even though the car is shorter, Opel Astra has 20 litres more trunk space than the Audi A3. The Audi A3 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 70 litres).
Turning diameter: 10.1 meters10.9 meters
The turning circle of the Opel Astra is 0.8 metres less than that of the Audi A3, which means Opel Astra can be easier to manoeuvre in tight streets and parking spaces.
Gross weight (kg): 1`6401`635
Safety: no data

Audi A3 has slightly fewer faults.
Deffect rate in annual technical inspection is similar for both cars, it's slightly higher for Opel Astra, so Audi A3 quality could be a bit better.
Average price (€): 8001000
Rating in user reviews: 7.5/10 8.0/10
Pros and Cons: Opel Astra has
  • longer expected engine lifespan
  • roomier boot
  • better manoeuvrability
  • lower price
Audi A3 has
  • more power
  • more dynamic
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