Opel Astra 1.4 Turbo vs Seat Leon 1.4 TSI: what is the best gasoline?

Opel Astra 1.4 Turbo vs Seat Leon 1.4 TSI: what is the best gasoline?

For environmental reasons, sales have returned to punish the Diesel and consequently to favor gasoline cars. We face two interesting compact, the Opel Astra and the Seat Leon, with petrol engines 150 hp.

Opel Astra 1.4 Turbo & Seat Leon 1.4

Opel Astra 1.4 Turbo & Seat Leon 1.4

Opel Astra 1.4 Turbo & Seat Leon 1.4

Opel Astra 1.4 Turbo & Seat Leon 1.4

Daily fuel consumption has been, is and probably will remain the first argument for, even assuming a significantly higher outlay acquisition, making the decision to buy a Diesel car… If your future is not further complicated. Nor can we ignore that evolution has brought us refined engines and a level benefit Y liking from driving excellent. The gasoline engines They have been left largely relegated to very specific uses (Urban economic and rigorous sports) but its evolution has brought us prestacionales efficient and balanced as to meet the versatility of use of more general models thrusters.

Opel Astra 1.4 Turbo Seat Leon 1.4 TSI: divine turbos

As in the Diesel, the overfeed Today is already an intrinsic characteristic of virtually most gasoline engines. It is present in both 1.4 blocks (Full lightweight aluminum) 150 hp Opel Astra and Seat Lion and good performance and driveability are secured with these two mechanical. In addition, for its exquisite response, smoothness of rotation and acoustics, add as much quality to the actual operation of two separate vehicles, you seem these Astra 1.4 Turbo and Leon 1.4 TSI premium products compared with their respective variants Diesel.

There is little complexity in their technical solutions (injection direct and distribution variable) To refine their efficiency. He Seat Leon It has a sophisticated system to disconnect cylinders, which in favorable situations, but quite realistic, the motor operates virtually imperceptible (you realize if you choose the display as shown in Table watches) with only two cylinders.

He Opel Astra It highlighted by the performance of your system Stop-Start, almost as fast and smooth as the sophisticated system reversible alternator Diesel models of top of the range PSA group. Opel the simplifies with a starter that when for 1.4 Turbo, Geared immediately stops the pinion on the crown, gaining time and smoothness in the subsequent implementation and ultimately refined much the stopping and starting phases.

Opel Astra

Opel Astra 1.4 Turbo Seat Leon 1.4 TSI: a question of character

From now on, Astra 1.4 Turbo and Leon 1.4 TSI show significantly different mechanical personalities. Opel He has defined a Astra Response very nice and also solvent, but without any sport, or very clear connotation, that would suggest his name. In this regard, TSI response León Yes you will see a more pronounced dynamism. It is mainly a matter of exchange developments, with values ​​more long at Astra, markedly as we engaging the higher gear. He Lion always responds greater vivacity, which in long marches It allows us to avoid the use of change that in some situations we are forced to rush into the Astra. But neither is extreme in its powers. He Seat I also feel most agreeable, by progressiveness and smoothness with which it responds. And the Opel fully operative to feel like you’re wearing a fast car and alone less carefree when we shot in 6th and we want to solve maneuvers simply accelerating a little more.

This generous 6th, which under normal conditions can make use of it on the road continuously, may be one reason that explains the lower consumption of Astra. And that, as I said above, I wonder how the road Lion switches to operation mode 2 cylinder you just want to keep cruising speed after reaching legal. And also being minimally careful with the throttle, in as many favorable situations.

Opel Astra 1.4 Turbo Seat Leon 1.4 TSI: so will

This same script follow their racks. He Astra treads more softness, compared to Lion plus firm suspension, which in this finish mounted and tested tires 225/45 R17, such as Astra. He Opel combines very well that leak rolling with rapid and high directionality of the front train that takes you to feel comfortable car, but with an efficient and simple dynamics in all types of journeys. He Lion you feel more settled (not uncomfortable) and interestingly perhaps slightly less reactive volanteo direction. On clear sections, the Astra makes his softness Overall an excellent argument comfort. And only if forces much progress very winding routes, you can have greater retention missing body movements Lion. In these scenarios is where the more you appreciate settlement Seat. Its cornering is extraordinary and possibly the performance of its integrated electronics is better not suspect who was involved. curbing strongly in any situation, you also have feelings of greater stability, but with more movement the Astra He is able to stop in less than meters good León.

Seat Leon

Opel Astra 1.4 Turbo Seat Leon 1.4 TSI: functional balance

both versions 1.4 Turbo They respond to the functional balance of compact they are. Astra and Leon are reference models in the segment, very gifted and defined in every way. Seems that Opel has a termination which visually it takes you to see a product with something more quality. More objective is its greatest or most modern equipment in some areas, that very soon the Lion It will be updated with the updated range 2017. The price of the Astra It is extremely attractive when also conveys the feeling that you is to be a very modern car, be very thorough and very well done.

The comparison between the Opel Astra and the Seat Leon in numbers:

DATA Technical Center Autopista.es

Opel Astra 1.4 T 150hp

Seat Leon 1.4 TSI 150 hp

Acceleration 0 to 100 km / h

9.28 s


Acceleration 400 m

16,9 s

15.8 s

Acceleration 1000 m

30.2 s

29,1 s

20 a50 km / h in 2nd

4.0 s

2.8 s

60 a120 km / h in 3rd

9.4 s

7.6 s

80 a120 km / h in 6th

14,4 s

9.6 s

urban consumption

8.3 l / 100 km

7.0 l / 100 km

road consumption

5.4 l / 100 km

5,8 l / 100 km

average consumption

6.6 l / 100 km

6,3 l / 100 km

Braking at 50 km / h

9,3 m

9,1 m

Braking at 100 km / h

37 m

36 m

Braking at 120 km / h

53 m

52 m

Loudness at 50 km / h

60.9 dBA

59.8 dBA

Loudness at 120 km / h

69.6 dBA

69.1 dBA


1,296 kg

1,284 kg

outside length

4.37 m

4.26 m

Space rear legs

78 cm

81 cm

front./back interior width.

140/135 cm

142/134 cm

Headroom front / rear.

94-101 / 92 cm

94-100 / 95


400 dm3

390 dm3

Turning circle

11.1 m

10.2 m