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What is Better Alfa Romeo 146 or Nissan Maxima QX?

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7 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.
Piston diameter larger 82 mm vs 76 mm 7% or 6 mm larger. The larger diameter of cylinder = the greater filling ratio. Cons: increase emissions of toxic substances.
Piston stroke longer 75.65 mm vs 73.3 mm 3% or 2.35 mm. The longer stroke = lower fuel consumption and fewer emissions.
Performance
Faster acceleration from 0 to 60 mph 10.6 sec. vs 11.3 sec. 0.7 sec.
Emissions
Less CO2 emissions 121 g/mile vs 137 g/mile 13% or 16 g/mile
Warranty
More warranty against corrosion 8 years vs 6 years 25% or 2 years
Other specs
Less weight 1190 kg vs 1415 kg 19% or 225 kg Weight of the vehicle affects: fuel consumption, acceleration dynamic, braking distance, etc.

13 reasons to buy Nissan Maxima QX

Engine and transmission
More cylinders 6 vs 4 2 more cylinders. The more cylinders = the less vibration and the engine runs more smoothly.
More engine power

140 bhp vs 120 bhp

103 kw. vs 88 kw.

14% or 20 bhp. More power of car = more top speed.
More torque 179 nM vs 144 nM 20% or 35 nM. More torque = faster acceleration.
Performance
More top speed 126 mph vs 121 mph 5 mph
Fuel consumption
Less fuel consumption (Combined cycle) 30.69 mpg vs 34.01 mpg 11% or 3.32 mpg
Less fuel consumption (Highway) 38.69 mpg vs 44.11 mpg 14% or 5.42 mpg
Less fuel consumption (City) 23 mpg vs 25 mpg 9% or 2 mpg
Emissions
Higher european emission standard EURO 3 vs EURO 2 1 generation
Weight and capacity
More capacity of fuel tank 70 liters vs 51 liters 27% or 19 liters
More maximum allowable weight 2015 kg vs 1710 kg 15% or 305 kg
More maximum bearing capacity 600 kg vs 520 kg 13% or 80 kg
More maximum towing weight with brakes 1500 kg vs 1200 kg 20% or 300 kg
Other specs
Less turning radius 10.8 meters vs 11.5 meters 6% or 0.7 meters

Neutral reasons Alfa Romeo 146 vs. Nissan Maxima QX

Engine and transmission
Engine speed (RPM) 6300 RPM vs 6400 RPM 2% or 100 less rpms.
Engine capacity 1598 cm3 vs 1995 cm3 20% or 397 cm3 less
Engine position Front transverse vs Front transverse
Cylinders location In line vs V6
Camshaft DOHC vs DOHC
Fuel supply Fuel injection vs Distributor fuel injection
Turbocharging Yes vs Yes
Dimensions
Length 4257 mm vs 4920 mm 13% or 663 mm shorter
Width 1712 mm vs 1780 mm 4% or 68 mm narrower
Height 1426 mm vs 1435 mm 1% or 9 mm lower
Wheels and tires
Wheelbase 2540 mm vs 2750 mm 8% or 210 mm less
Front tires size 185/60 HR14 vs 215/55 R16
Rear tires size 185/60 HR14 vs 215/55 R16
Spare wheel 115/70 R 15 vs 215/55 R16
Type of wheels 5.5J X 14" alloy wheels vs 16 alloy wheels
*Specs may vary depending on configurations and year of production(taken parameters of last released versions)