65points

Opel Zafira Family 1.7CDTi (2014)

74points

Seat Alhambra I-TECH (2014)

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Opel Zafira Family 1.7CDTi (2014) vs Seat Alhambra I-TECH (2014)

Opel Zafira Family 1.7CDTi (2014)
Seat Alhambra I-TECH (2014)
Opel Zafira Family 1.7CDTi (2014)
Seat Alhambra I-TECH (2014)

Why is Opel Zafira Family 1.7CDTi (2014) better than Seat Alhambra I-TECH (2014)?

  • 0.8l/100 km better fuel economy (city)
    6.1l/100 kmvs6.9l/100 km
  • 0.4l/100 km better fuel economy (highway)
    4.5l/100 kmvs4.9l/100 km
  • 12g/km less CO2 emissions
    134g/kmvs146g/km
  • 50mm shorter
    1.67mvs1720mm
  • 387mm shorter length
    4.47mvs4854mm
  • 777kg lighter
    1.73tvs2510000g
  • 0.8m smaller turn radius
    11.1mvs11.9m
  • 0.5l/100 km better fuel economy (combined)
    5.1l/100 kmvs5.6l/100 km

Why is Seat Alhambra I-TECH (2014) better than Opel Zafira Family 1.7CDTi (2014)?

  • Has fully independent suspension
  • Has smart key as standard
  • 121mm narrower
    1.9mvs2025mm
  • Has a rear-view camera
  • 11.76% larger engine size
    1.9lvs1.7l
  • 60Nm higher maximum torque
    320Nmvs260Nm
  • 20.69% larger fuel tank
    70lvs58l
  • 216mm longer wheelbase
    2.92mvs2703mm

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1.Has fully independent suspension
Opel Zafira Family 1.7CDTi (2014)
Seat Alhambra I-TECH (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.

2. less CO2 emissions

134g/km

146g/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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104g/km

3.Has a petrol (gasoline) engine
Opel Zafira Family 1.7CDTi (2014)
Seat Alhambra I-TECH (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.

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4.Has front-wheel drive
Opel Zafira Family 1.7CDTi (2014)
Seat Alhambra I-TECH (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.

5. smaller turn radius

11.1m

11.9m

The turn radius indicates the smallest circular turn a car can make. With a smaller turn radius it is easier to perform a U-turn in one attempt instead of having to reverse back and forth in order to turn around.

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4.2m

6.Has a diesel engine
Opel Zafira Family 1.7CDTi (2014)
Seat Alhambra I-TECH (2014)

Improvements in diesel engine technology have lead to vast gains in fuel efficiency over petrol (gasoline) cars (and even hybrids), as well as having lower carbon emissions. It is also safer as it doesn't explode as petrol can.

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Dimensions

1.height

1.67m

1.72m

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2.width

2.02m

1.9m

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1m

3. shorter length

4.47m

4.85m

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2.34m

4.weight

1.73t

2.51t

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5. longer wheelbase

2.7m

2.92m

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

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Engine

1. better fuel economy (city)

6.1l/100 km

6.9l/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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3.6l/100 km

2. better fuel economy (highway)

4.5l/100 km

4.9l/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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3.2l/100 km

3. 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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4. more cylinders

4

4

Although there are many aspects that determine the power, a higher number of cylinders is generally a good indication of the potential power of the engine.

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5. larger engine size

1.7l

1.9l

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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8.4l

6. higher maximum torque

260Nm

320Nm

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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420Nm

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Features

1.Has smart key as standard
Opel Zafira Family 1.7CDTi (2014)
Seat Alhambra I-TECH (2014)

A smart key is a wireless key that offers several benefits over a traditional key. For example when you approach the car the doors will automatically unlock, and you can turn the engine on with the press of a button.

2.Has a rear-view camera
Opel Zafira Family 1.7CDTi (2014)
Seat Alhambra I-TECH (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.

3.Has height-adjustable seat belts
Opel Zafira Family 1.7CDTi (2014)
Seat Alhambra I-TECH (2014)

Height-adjustable seat belts permit passengers of different sizes to move the seat belt up or down for improved comfort. They are also especially useful for increasing the safety of children.

4.Has in-car system
Opel Zafira Family 1.7CDTi (2014)
Seat Alhambra I-TECH (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.

5.Has Bluetooth
Opel Zafira Family 1.7CDTi (2014)
Seat Alhambra I-TECH (2014)

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

6.USB ports

1

1

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

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