Renault Megane 2012 vs Opel Astra 2012

Renault Megane
2012 - 2013
Opel Astra
2012 - 2016
Gearbox: ManualManual
Engine: 1.4 Petrol1.4 Petrol
Camshaft drive: Timing chainTiming chain


Power: 130 HP100 HP
Torque: 190 NM130 NM
Acceleration 0-100 km/h: 10 seconds14.5 seconds
Renault Megane is more dynamic to drive.
Renault Megane engine produces 30 HP more power than Opel Astra, whereas torque is 60 NM more than Opel Astra. Thanks to more power Renault Megane reaches 100 km/h speed 4.5 seconds faster.

Fuel consumption

Fuel consumption (l/100km): 6.35.7
Real fuel consumption: 7.6 l/100km7.1 l/100km
The Opel Astra is a better choice when it comes to fuel economy.
By specification Renault Megane consumes 0.6 litres more fuel per 100 km than the Opel Astra, which means that if you drive 15,000 km in a year, the Renault Megane could require 90 litres more fuel.
By comparing actual fuel consumption based on user reports, Renault Megane consumes 0.5 litres more fuel per 100 km than the Opel Astra.
Fuel tank capacity: 60 litres56 litres
Full fuel tank distance: 950 km in combined cycle980 km in combined cycle
1170 km on highway1140 km on highway
780 km with real consumption780 km with real consumption


Average engine lifespan: 280'000 km350'000 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: 7 years15 years
Engine spread: Installed on at least 2 other car models, including Renault Scenic, Renault Grand ScenicInstalled on at least 2 other car models, including Opel Meriva, Opel Adam
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: 4.56 m4.70 m
Width: 1.80 m1.81 m
Height: 1.47 m1.54 m
Renault Megane is smaller.
Renault Megane is 14 cm shorter than the Opel Astra, 1 cm narrower, while the height of Renault Megane is 7 cm lower.
Trunk capacity: 524 litres500 litres
Trunk max capacity:
with rear seats folded down
1595 litres1550 litres
Renault Megane has more luggage capacity.
Even though the car is shorter, Renault Megane has 24 litres more trunk space than the Opel Astra. The Opel Astra 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 Renault Megane (by 45 litres).
Turning diameter: 10.9 meters11.5 meters
The turning circle of the Renault Megane is 0.6 metres less than that of the Opel Astra, which means Renault Megane can be easier to manoeuvre in tight streets and parking spaces.
Gross weight (kg): 1`8371`960
The Opel Astra scores higher in active safety technologies (stability control, lane assist, automatic braking, etc.) tests.

Opel Astra has fewer problems.
According to annual technical inspection data Renault Megane has serious deffects in 45 percent more cases than Opel Astra, so Opel Astra quality is probably significantly better
Average price (€): 50005600
Pros and Cons: Renault Megane has
  • more power
  • more dynamic
  • better manoeuvrability
  • lower price
Opel Astra has
  • lower fuel consumption
  • longer expected engine lifespan
  • better safety assist technologies
  • fewer faults
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