Volkswagen Golf 2013 vs Opel Astra 2012

Volkswagen Golf
2013 - 2017
Opel Astra
2012 - 2016
Gearbox: ManualManual
Engine: 1.4 Petrol1.4 Petrol
Camshaft drive: Timing beltTiming chain
Timing belt usually needs to be replaced more often than the chain, but it is usually significantly cheaper. Timing belt motors are generally quieter and less vibrating than chain motors.


Power: 122 HP100 HP
Torque: 200 NM130 NM
Acceleration 0-100 km/h: 9.7 seconds14.5 seconds
Volkswagen Golf is more dynamic to drive.
Volkswagen Golf engine produces 22 HP more power than Opel Astra, whereas torque is 70 NM more than Opel Astra. Thanks to more power Volkswagen Golf reaches 100 km/h speed 4.8 seconds faster.

Fuel consumption

Fuel consumption (l/100km): 5.35.7
Real fuel consumption: 6.3 l/100km7.1 l/100km
The Volkswagen Golf is a better choice when it comes to fuel economy.
By specification Volkswagen Golf consumes 0.4 litres less fuel per 100 km than the Opel Astra, which means that by driving the Volkswagen Golf over 15,000 km in a year you can save 60 litres of fuel.
By comparing actual fuel consumption based on user reports, Volkswagen Golf consumes 0.8 litres less fuel per 100 km than the Opel Astra.
Fuel tank capacity: 50 litres56 litres
Full fuel tank distance: 940 km in combined cycle980 km in combined cycle
1130 km on highway1140 km on highway
790 km with real consumption780 km with real consumption


Average engine lifespan: 350'000 km350'000 km
Engine resource depends largely on regular maintenance and the quality of the oils and fuels used.
Engine production duration: 2 years15 years
Engine spread: Used only for this carInstalled 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.


Length: 4.56 m4.70 m
Width: 1.80 m1.81 m
Height: 1.48 m1.54 m
Volkswagen Golf is smaller.
Volkswagen Golf is 14 cm shorter than the Opel Astra, 2 cm narrower, while the height of Volkswagen Golf is 5 cm lower.
Trunk capacity: 605 litres500 litres
Trunk max capacity:
with rear seats folded down
1620 litres1550 litres
Volkswagen Golf has more luggage capacity.
Even though the car is shorter, Volkswagen Golf has 105 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 Volkswagen Golf (by 70 litres).
Turning diameter: 10.9 meters11.5 meters
The turning circle of the Volkswagen Golf is 0.6 metres less than that of the Opel Astra, which means Volkswagen Golf can be easier to manoeuvre in tight streets and parking spaces.
Gross weight (kg): 1`8601`960
Safety: no data

Opel Astra has fewer problems.
According to annual technical inspection data Volkswagen Golf has serious deffects in 30 percent more cases than Opel Astra, so Opel Astra quality is probably significantly better
Average price (€): 94005400
Rating in user reviews: 8.7/10 8.2/10
Pros and Cons: Volkswagen Golf has
  • timing belt engine
  • more power
  • more dynamic
  • lower fuel consumption
  • roomier boot
  • better manoeuvrability
Opel Astra has
  • timing chain engine
  • fewer faults
  • lower price
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