Seat León TDI, Opel Astra CDTI and Toyota Auris Hybrid: Which is better?

Comes the new Seat Leon 1.6 TDI and compare it with the Opel Astra 1.6 CDTI and the Toyota Auris hybrid. The objective? Find the car more balanced and lower consumption between three of the most successful compact and market sales.

Seat Leon Diesel, Diesel Opel Astra and Toyota Auris hybrid, photos

Seat Leon Diesel, Diesel Opel Astra and Toyota Auris hybrid, photos

Seat Leon Diesel, Diesel Opel Astra and Toyota Auris hybrid, photos

Seat Leon Diesel, Diesel Opel Astra and Toyota Auris hybrid, photos

We analyzed three of the most popular compact the moment -Seat Leon, Opel Astra and Toyota Auris- that stand out in this segment as sales data. We face the following versions: the Diesel 1.6 TDI 116 hp in the Lion and 1.6 CDTI 110 hp in the Astra, while the version chosen for this comparative Auris is his hybrid variant.

Certainly not in this comparison the Volkswagen Golf, which started the year second best-selling compact model in Spain, sure "settled at irresistible prices" before the imminent arrival of the renewed Golf 2017. Just two months ago, Seat Leon also he went through a complete renovation and addition, version 1.6 TDI, the defendant, raised its power to 116 hp, against the 110 the previous model. While performance and fuel consumption remain very similar and still conditioned by what means keeping same gearbox speeds only 5, his staging result more refined and quiet before (presents improvements isolation). In this sense, the new León puts in evidence relating to good Opel Astra 1.6 CDTi 110 hp, Now, by comparison, rougher and noisy mechanical at times (Morning starting phases of strong acceleration, etc). But Astra remains unbeatable in terms of performance. with its gearbox 6 speed and a motor 1.6 CDTi especially generous torque and below 2000 rpm (Clearly above the 1.6 TDI), not only brings good numbers stopwatch and supplier, too much driving pleasure and solvency (is more dynamic than the Lion). Still without this version with a Stop-Start device and the everyday urban consumption of Astra CDTi 110 hp, without being bad, it is not bright. Which shines here, ie, in Consumption city, is the Toyota Auris Hybrid.

BENEFITS Opel Astra 1.6 CDTI 110 hp Seat Leon 1.6 CDTI 116 hp Toyota Auris Hybrid
Acel. 0-100 km / h 9.46 s 10.38 s 10.91 s
Acel. 0-1000 meters 31.3 s 32.3 s 32.6 s
Overtaking 80-120 km / h 7.57 s 9,25 s 8.14 s
Loudness 100 km / h 67 dB 66 dB 67 dB
Loudness 120 km / h 70 dB 69.9 dB 69.4 dB
Braking from 140 km / h 72.2 m 70.1 m 71.8 m
Weight scale 1,340 kg 1,318 kg 1,420 kg

We must emphasize that there is much fieldwork Toyota for many years with the Prius, but not that it is at least curious the best-selling Auris today (About 70 percent) is the Hybrid version, when there is also a good Diesel (BMW source and 112 hp) in the range. Clearly, the Diesel crisis image is not affected equally to Toyota, which can counteract "demonization" this fuel not only gasoline versions of its rivals, even with this hybrid (petrol and electric) version of 136 hp. Standardization and simplification of this technology is such in Toyota the first surprise starts for the same price Auris Hybrid. Not only your bill is not an obstacle, but may be an argument (in this case is even cheaper than the Seat León). Then, the more you use your car in town, it is exponentially better Auris Hybrid conventional rivals. But equally, the more you use on highways and roads, maybe more the issues facing those same conventions.

Seat León TDI, Opel Astra CDTI and Toyota Auris HybridHe Toyota Auris Hybrid count with one auto switch (Rate this feature) and many times the city is able to move quietly but without much haste in electric mode (Up to 40 km / h in favorable conditions). Compare this scenario, stepping with a clutch pedal, shift lever and feel and hear a diesel engine. Or when it comes into action in normal gasoline engine in town, Auris breaks the interesting experience driving a hybrid. With the Hybrid you enter the city from the suburbs and see how your average consumption road (the highest, but own a diesel car), begins to decrease until Astonishing figures. It is true that the pocket does not notice compared to diesel, meaning that gasoline is more expensive but on the other hand, Auris benefits from reductions in regulated parking areas and we recently learned that if contamination your city threatens action protocols would be very kind to hybrids.

CONSUMPTION Opel Astra 1.6 CDTI 110 hp Seat Leon 1.6 CDTI 116 hp Toyota Auris Hybrid
Consumption city 5,9 l / 100 km 5,5 l / 100 km 4.5 l / 100 km
Consumption Highway 4.8 l / 100 km 5,0 l / 100 km 5,5 l / 100 km
average consumption 5,2 l / 100 km 5,2 l / 100 km 5.1 l / 100 km

He Opel Astra is the one that consumes streets, cars and traffic lights. But reasonably, in any case. However, no Stop-Start and in the morning jams a big city today seems out of place, if only by a matter of conscience. The lion is more "fine" mechanical and 1.6 TDI It stops in traffic jams. Frame, handling is very pleasant Lion normal … and quality. The Astra also stands out for its good handling and smooth ride. Auris has a pedal feel weird brake (for the initial operation of the electric motor as brake system itself), as the patching some surfaces.

Seat Leon, Opel Astra and Toyota Auris: road behavior

In highway, this is where the Opel Astra and the Seat Leon cars that look better Toyota Auris. In the long distance, the Diesel impose their fuel economy. And here the better the Astra, which also is also the fastest. Gearbox six-speed offers more development than five of Leon and is staggered with shorter intermediate hops. And this with moderate power is a big plus. the Leon is very nice and very willful engine. If you do not let go by the numbers, just your feelings, you will see that going very well (like and answer), though not walk much. He Auris is somewhat peculiar. Automatic transmission is not like a usual use. It offers two readings: If your ride is smooth and transitas by orographies and simple paths, adapts very well. Otherwise, it breaks the idyll. Known is the slip effect produces the change hybrids from Toyota, partly a symptom corrected in the new hybrid platform tnga current Prius and the SUV C-HR, but still evident in the "veteran" Auris. In acceleration, its 136 hp not spread like the 110/116 CV of its rivals and also the gasoline engine seems over-revving, without the speedup accompany you. You not seek to practice driving "sporty" Auris Hybrid with, but at some point be forced to overtake, crown a steep slope or driving on routes with continuous braking and acceleration phases, and hence the driving miss you.

SPACE Opel Astra 1.6 CDTI 110 hp Seat Leon 1.6 CDTI 116 hp Toyota Auris Hybrid
front width 140 cm 142 cm 138 cm
rear width 135 cm 134 cm 137 cm
front height 94-101 cm 95-101 cm 89-95 cm
rear height 92 cm 96 cm 87 cm
Legroom 76 cm 75 cm 71 cm
Trunk 320 liters 390 liters 385 liters

He Auris Hybrid is normal behavior. It is guided with nothing to warn you better or worse. His conduct appreciates the same type of engine driving: be mild to moderate all. And if you do, it’s a comfortable, balanced car. To do otherwise undermines its operating philosophy. I repeat your bacheo quality is not as what kind of imperfections. He Astra It is a car that treads very smoothness, but also enormously reagent effective in direction and curve. Rodador a comfy highway and simply carried away very fast on curvy roads. Attitude Lion It is also copy all kinds of plots. It is more settled, less anxious very twisted paths. Overall, its footprint and overall feeling, conveys a great ride quality.

Seat León TDI, Opel Astra CDTI and Toyota Auris Hybrid: Conclusion

Surely the Seat Leon is the most complete and balanced to do everything every day: city, highway, family or work. For its part, the Opel Astra is no less together and yes better in some sections, and worse in others. If your routine is the city and the rush hour, the best is the Toyota Auris. How many times a year come out of it? The choice in your hands.

DISCOUNTED RATES (MARCH 017) Opel Astra 1.6 CDTI 110 hp (between 17,795 and 20,005 euros) Seat Leon 1.6 TDI 116 hp (between 19,960 and 21,630 euros) Toyota Auris Hybrid (19,000 to 22,700 euros)