72points

BMW 3 Series Touring 328i (2014)

63points

Vauxhall Astra Design Sports Tourer (2014)

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BMW 3 Series Touring 328i (2014) vs Vauxhall Astra Design Sports Tourer (2014)

BMW 3 Series Touring 328i (2014)
Vauxhall Astra Design Sports Tourer (2014)
BMW 3 Series Touring 328i (2014)
Vauxhall Astra Design Sports Tourer (2014)

Why is BMW 3 Series Touring 328i (2014) better than Vauxhall Astra Design Sports Tourer (2014)?

  • 2l/100 km better fuel economy (highway)
    5.5l/100 kmvs7.5l/100 km
  • Has a turbocharged engine
  • Has in-car system
  • 106mm shorter
    1.43mvs1535mm
  • 3mm narrower
    1.81mvs1814mm
  • 74mm shorter length
    4.62mvs4698mm
  • Has fully independent suspension
  • Has rear-wheel drive

Why is Vauxhall Astra Design Sports Tourer (2014) better than BMW 3 Series Touring 328i (2014)?

  • 0.7l/100 km better fuel economy (combined)
    5.8l/100 kmvs6.5l/100 km
  • 4.3l/100 km better fuel economy (city)
    4.9l/100 kmvs9.2l/100 km
  • 22g/km less CO2 emissions
    137g/kmvs159g/km
  • 3.33% greater cargo volume (seats down)
    1550lvs1500l
  • Has a rear-view camera
  • Has front-wheel drive

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1. less CO2 emissions

159g/km

137g/km

The CO2 emissions of the car, measured in grams per kilometre. A car with less emissions is better for the environment.

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2.Has a petrol (gasoline) engine
BMW 3 Series Touring 328i (2014)
Vauxhall Astra Design Sports Tourer (2014)

A petrol (gasoline) engine offers several advantages over diesel. For example the engines tend to be lighter and cheaper than their diesel counterparts. Petrol engines also tend to have higher horsepower, and the fuel is more readily available.

3.Has fully independent suspension
BMW 3 Series Touring 328i (2014)
Vauxhall Astra Design Sports Tourer (2014)

This allows all four wheels to move up and down independently, providing a smoother ride when, for example, going over bumps in the road.

4.Has rear-wheel drive
BMW 3 Series Touring 328i (2014)
Vauxhall Astra Design Sports Tourer (2014)

Rear-wheel drive benefits from increased traction when accelerating, as the weight of the vehicle shifts to the rear over the drive wheels. The weight of the car is also more evenly distributed, resulting in improved handling.

5.Has front-wheel drive
BMW 3 Series Touring 328i (2014)
Vauxhall Astra Design Sports Tourer (2014)

Front-wheel drive is the most common type of drivetrain and offers several advantages. It is cheaper to manufacture (reducing the cost of the vehicle) and also lighter which helps improve fuel economy. Due to having the weight of the engine over the drive wheels it also benefits from increased traction.

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Dimensions

1.height

1.43m

1.53m

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2.width

1.81m

1.81m

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1m

3. longer wheelbase

2.81m

2.69m

The wheelbase is the distance between the center of the front and rear wheels. A longer wheelbase provides the car with more stability and a smoother ride (although a shorter wheelbase can provide more responsive handling).

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3.7m

4. shorter length

4.62m

4.7m

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2.34m

5. greater cargo volume (seats down)

1500l

1550l

A larger cargo area is more practical as it allows you to transport more things. With some vehicles you can put the rear seats down in order to gain more space for cargo.

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4247l

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Engine

1. larger engine size

2l

1.4l

This measurement is the total volume of all the engine's cylinders, also known as the engine displacement. This is one of many aspects of an engine that determine its horsepower, but generally speaking a greater size indicates more power.

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2. better fuel economy (combined)

6.5l/100 km

5.8l/100 km

Fuel economy is a measurement of fuel efficiency, based on how far you can travel with a certain amount of petrol (gasoline). A lower fuel economy means the car will be cheaper to run.

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3.Has Stop-Start system
BMW 3 Series Touring 328i (2014)
Vauxhall Astra Design Sports Tourer (2014)

A Stop-Start system automatically turns off the engine when stopping in traffic or at a red light, and seamlessly starts it again when pressure is applied to the accelerator. This saves fuel and is more ecological.

4. more horsepower

245hp

99hp

Horsepower is the most common unit for measuring the power of an engine.

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1244hp

5. higher maximum torque

350Nm

130Nm

Torque is a measurement of an engine’s power, closely related to horsepower. More torque indicates a more powerful car, and is also a good indication of its acceleration.

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747Nm

6. more valves

16

16

An intake valve allows the air/fuel mixture to enter the combustion chamber. An engine with more valves tends to increase performance.

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64

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Features

1.Has in-car system
BMW 3 Series Touring 328i (2014)
Vauxhall Astra Design Sports Tourer (2014)

An in-car system (eg. Ford SYNC, Apple CarPlay) gives you extra functionality, such as navigation, taking phone calls (when linked to your smartphone) and controlling music.

2.USB ports

1

1

With more USB ports, you are able to connect more devices.

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3.Has Bluetooth
BMW 3 Series Touring 328i (2014)
Vauxhall Astra Design Sports Tourer (2014)

Bluetooth is a wireless technology that allows you to easily transfer data between different devices, such as smartphones, tablets and computers.

4.Has a rear-view camera
BMW 3 Series Touring 328i (2014)
Vauxhall Astra Design Sports Tourer (2014)

A rear-view camera (also known as a back-up camera) provides a view of behind the vehicle, helping to prevent accidents. It is particularly useful in vehicles with large blind spots such as pickup trucks.

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