Seat Leon MK2 Cupra VS Opel Astra H OPC

In this rivalry, we compare two C-Segment hot hatches from the mid-00’s, with very similar specifications. In one corner, we have the second generation of the Seat Leon Cupra and in the other corner there is the mighty Opel Astra H OPC (also known as the Holden or Vauxhall Astra VXR). Both came fitted with turbocharged 2.0 liter engines and aggressive bodykits, however one of them had a more practical 5-door bodystyle and the other was exclusively available as a 3-door.

So lets start with a design battle before we move on to their specifications.





ModelSeat Leon MK2 CupraOpel Astra H OPC
Engine Displacement1984 cm31998 cm3
Fuel SystemDirect InjectionMultipoint Injection
Power (hp)240240
Power (kw)177177
Power (@rpm)@5700 rpm@5600 rpm
Torque (Nm)300320
Torque (@rpm)@2200 rpm@2400 rpm
0-100km/h 6,4 sec6,4 sec
Top Speed (km/h)247 km/h244 km/h
Top Speed (mph)154 mph152 mph
Consumption (lt/100km)8,69,2
CO2 (g/km)200 g/km221 g/km
Gearbox6 MT6 MT
Weight1350 kg1293 kg
Length4315 mm4290 mm
Width1768 mm1750 mm
Height1458 mm1400 mm
Wheelbase2578 mm2611 mm
Front Track1534 mm1491 mm
Rear Track1516 mm1481 mm
Boot Space340379
Tire Size225/40 R18225/40 R18
Front Brakes345 mm Ventilated Discs321 mm Ventilated Discs
Rear Brakes286 mm Discs278 mm Discs


So which one do you prefer;

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