Subaru Outback 2017 vs Opel Omega 1994

Subaru Outback
2017 -
Opel Omega
1994 - 1997
Body: Estate car / wagonSedan
The wagon generally has more cargo space due to a larger trunk door opening, a roof that extends as far back as possible, and the ability to convert the rear of the passenger compartment into cargo space. Sedans tend to be quieter than wagons due to a more isolated rear area.
Gearbox: AutomaticAutomatic
Engine: 2.5 Petrol2.5 Petrol
Camshaft drive: Timing chainTiming belt
Engine chain usually needs to be replaced less often than the timing belt, but the cost of replacing the chain is usually higher. Chain motors are considered to be more reliable, but noisier and more vibration generating.


Power: 175 HP170 HP
Torque: 235 NM227 NM
Acceleration 0-100 km/h: 10.2 seconds11.5 seconds
Subaru Outback is more dynamic to drive.
Subaru Outback engine produces 5 HP more power than Opel Omega, whereas torque is 8 NM more than Opel Omega. Thanks to more power Subaru Outback reaches 100 km/h speed 1.3 seconds faster.

Fuel consumption

Fuel consumption (l/100km): 7.79.1
Real fuel consumption: 8.6 l/100km10.5 l/100km
The Subaru Outback is a better choice when it comes to fuel economy.
By specification Subaru Outback consumes 1.4 litres less fuel per 100 km than the Opel Omega, which means that by driving the Subaru Outback over 15,000 km in a year you can save 210 litres of fuel.
By comparing actual fuel consumption based on user reports, Subaru Outback consumes 1.9 litres less fuel per 100 km than the Opel Omega.
Fuel tank capacity: 60 litres75 litres
Full fuel tank distance: 770 km in combined cycle820 km in combined cycle
690 km with real consumption710 km with real consumption
Opel Omega gets more mileage on one fuel tank.

Drive type

Wheel drive type: All wheel drive (AWD, 4x4)Rear wheel drive (RWD)


Average engine lifespan: 350'000 km560'000 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 Omega engine could be longer.
Engine production duration: 14 years6 years
Engine spread: Installed on at least 2 other car models, including Subaru Forester, Subaru LegacyInstalled on at least 2 other car models, including Opel Vectra, Opel Calibra
In general, the longer and for more car models an engine is produced, the better its serviceability and availability of spare parts. Subaru Outback might be a better choice in this respect.
Hydraulic tappets: noyes
The Opel Omega 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: 4.82 m4.79 m
Width: 1.84 m1.79 m
Height: 1.68 m1.46 m
Subaru Outback is larger.
Subaru Outback is 3 cm longer than the Opel Omega, 5 cm wider, while the height of Subaru Outback is 22 cm higher.
Trunk capacity: 512 litres530 litres
Trunk max capacity:
with rear seats folded down
no data830 litres
Despite its longer length, Subaru Outback has 18 litres less trunk space than the Opel Omega. This could mean that the Subaru Outback uses more space in the cabin, so the driver and passengers could be more spacious and comfortable.
Turning diameter: 11 meters11 meters
Gross weight (kg): 2`1002`170
Safety: no data
Quality: no data
below average
Average price (€): 26 400800
Pros and Cons: Subaru Outback has
  • timing chain engine
  • more dynamic
  • lower fuel consumption
  • has 4x4 drive
Opel Omega has
  • timing belt engine
  • more full fuel tank mileage
  • longer expected engine lifespan
  • lower price
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