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What is Better Alfa Romeo 146 or Mazda CX-7?

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3 reasons to buy Alfa Romeo 146

Engine and transmission
Better compression 10.3 vs 9.5 8% or 0.8 . The greater degree of compression = the less fuel need to produce the same power.
Emissions
Less CO2 emissions 121 g/mile vs 151 g/mile 25% or 30 g/mile
Other specs
Less weight 1190 kg vs 1695 kg 42% or 505 kg Weight of the vehicle affects: fuel consumption, acceleration dynamic, braking distance, etc.

18 reasons to buy Mazda CX-7

Engine and transmission
Piston diameter larger 87.5 mm vs 82 mm 6% or 5.5 mm larger. The larger diameter of cylinder = the greater filling ratio. Cons: increase emissions of toxic substances.
Piston stroke longer 94 mm vs 75.65 mm 20% or 18.35 mm. The longer stroke = lower fuel consumption and fewer emissions.
More engine power

260 bhp vs 120 bhp

191 kw. vs 88 kw.

54% or 140 bhp. More power of car = more top speed.
More torque 380 nM vs 144 nM 62% or 236 nM. More torque = faster acceleration.
Performance
Faster acceleration from 0 to 60 mph 8 sec. vs 10.6 sec. 2.6 sec.
More top speed 130 mph vs 121 mph 9 mph
Fuel consumption
Less fuel consumption (Combined cycle) 27.7 mpg vs 34.01 mpg 23% or 6.31 mpg
Less fuel consumption (Highway) 34.91 mpg vs 44.11 mpg 26% or 9.2 mpg
Less fuel consumption (City) 20.5 mpg vs 25 mpg 22% or 4.5 mpg
Emissions
Higher european emission standard EURO 4 vs EURO 2 2 generations
Less noise level 68.7 dB vs 74 dB 8% or 5.3 dB
Less CO emissions 0 g/mile vs 1 g/mile 0% or 1 g/mile
Weight and capacity
More capacity of fuel tank 69 liters vs 51 liters 26% or 18 liters
More maximum allowable weight 2270 kg vs 1710 kg 25% or 560 kg
More maximum bearing capacity 575 kg vs 520 kg 10% or 55 kg
More maximum towing weight with brakes 1450 kg vs 1200 kg 17% or 250 kg
Warranty
More warranty against corrosion 12 years vs 8 years 33% or 4 years
Other specs
Less turning radius 11.4 meters vs 11.5 meters 1% or 0.1 meters

Neutral reasons Alfa Romeo 146 vs. Mazda CX-7

Engine and transmission
Engine speed (RPM) 6300 RPM vs 5500 RPM 13% or 800 more rpms.
Engine capacity 1598 cm3 vs 2261 cm3 29% or 663 cm3 less
Engine position Front transverse vs Front transverse
Cylinders location In line vs In line
Camshaft DOHC vs DOHC
Fuel supply Fuel injection vs Direct fuel injection with turbocharging
Turbocharging Yes vs Yes
Speeds 5 vs 6 1 less
Dimensions
Length 4257 mm vs 4675 mm 9% or 418 mm shorter
Width 1712 mm vs 1870 mm 8% or 158 mm narrower
Height 1426 mm vs 1645 mm 13% or 219 mm lower
Wheels and tires
Wheelbase 2540 mm vs 2750 mm 8% or 210 mm less
Front tires size 185/60 HR14 vs 235/60 R18
Rear tires size 185/60 HR14 vs 235/60 R18
Spare wheel 115/70 R 15 vs Compact
Type of wheels 5.5J X 14" alloy wheels vs 18" alloy wheels
*Specs may vary depending on configurations and year of production(taken parameters of last released versions)