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What is Better Alfa Romeo 146 or Citroen Xsara?

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Alfa Romeo 146 Citroen Xsara

11 reasons to buy Alfa Romeo 146

Engine and transmission
More valves per cylinder 4 vs 2 2 more valves per cylinder. The more valves = the better combustion of the fuel.
Piston diameter larger 82 mm vs 75 mm 9% or 7 mm larger. The larger diameter of cylinder = the greater filling ratio. Cons: increase emissions of toxic substances.
More engine power

120 bhp vs 75 bhp

88 kw. vs 56 kw.

38% or 45 bhp. More power of car = more top speed.
More torque 144 nM vs 121 nM 16% or 23 nM. More torque = faster acceleration.
Performance
Faster acceleration from 0 to 60 mph 10.6 sec. vs 12.7 sec. 2.1 sec.
More top speed 121 mph vs 107 mph 14 mph
Fuel consumption
Less fuel consumption (Combined cycle) 34.01 mpg vs 42.22 mpg 24% or 8.21 mpg
Less fuel consumption (Highway) 44.11 mpg vs 52.33 mpg 19% or 8.22 mpg
Less fuel consumption (City) 25 mpg vs 30.69 mpg 23% or 5.69 mpg
Weight and capacity
More maximum allowable weight 1710 kg vs 1666 kg 3% or 44 kg
More maximum towing weight with brakes 1200 kg vs 1100 kg 8% or 100 kg

9 reasons to buy Citroen Xsara

Engine and transmission
Better compression 10.5 vs 10.3 2% or 0.2 . The greater degree of compression = the less fuel need to produce the same power.
Piston stroke longer 77 mm vs 75.65 mm 2% or 1.35 mm. The longer stroke = lower fuel consumption and fewer emissions.
Emissions
Less CO2 emissions 99 g/mile vs 121 g/mile 22% or 22 g/mile
Higher european emission standard EURO 3 vs EURO 2 1 generation
Weight and capacity
More capacity of fuel tank 54 liters vs 51 liters 6% or 3 liters
More maximum bearing capacity 550 kg vs 520 kg 5% or 30 kg
Warranty
More warranty against corrosion 12 years vs 8 years 33% or 4 years
Other specs
Less weight 1116 kg vs 1190 kg 7% or 74 kg Weight of the vehicle affects: fuel consumption, acceleration dynamic, braking distance, etc.
Less turning radius 10.7 meters vs 11.5 meters 7% or 0.8 meters

Neutral reasons Alfa Romeo 146 vs. Citroen Xsara

Engine and transmission
Engine speed (RPM) 6300 RPM vs 5500 RPM 13% or 800 more rpms.
Engine capacity 1598 cm3 vs 1360 cm3 15% or 238 cm3 more
Engine position Front transverse vs Front transverse
Cylinders location In line vs In line
Camshaft DOHC vs SOHC
Fuel supply Fuel injection vs Distributor fuel injection
Turbocharging Yes vs Yes
Dimensions
Length 4257 mm vs 4188 mm 2% or 69 mm shorter
Width 1712 mm vs 1705 mm 0% or 7 mm wider
Height 1426 mm vs 1405 mm 1% or 21 mm higher
Wheels and tires
Front tires size 185/60 HR14 vs 195/55 R15
Rear tires size 185/60 HR14 vs 195/55 R15
Spare wheel 115/70 R 15 vs 195/55 R15
Type of wheels 5.5J X 14" alloy wheels vs 15" steel
*Specs may vary depending on configurations and year of production(taken parameters of last released versions)