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What is Better Alfa Romeo 146 or Volvo V50?

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Alfa Romeo 146 Volvo V50

4 reasons to buy Alfa Romeo 146

Fuel consumption
Less fuel consumption (Combined cycle) 34.01 mpg vs 48.66 mpg 43% or 14.65 mpg
Less fuel consumption (Highway) 44.11 mpg vs 58.85 mpg 33% or 14.74 mpg
Less fuel consumption (City) 25 mpg vs 37.22 mpg 49% or 12.22 mpg
Other specs
Less weight 1190 kg vs 1404 kg 18% or 214 kg Weight of the vehicle affects: fuel consumption, acceleration dynamic, braking distance, etc.

16 reasons to buy Volvo V50

Engine and transmission
Better compression 18.5 vs 10.3 44% or 8.2 . The greater degree of compression = the less fuel need to produce the same power.
Piston diameter larger 85 mm vs 82 mm 4% or 3 mm larger. The larger diameter of cylinder = the greater filling ratio. Cons: increase emissions of toxic substances.
Piston stroke longer 88 mm vs 75.65 mm 14% or 12.35 mm. The longer stroke = lower fuel consumption and fewer emissions.
More engine power

136 bhp vs 120 bhp

100 kw. vs 88 kw.

12% or 16 bhp. More power of car = more top speed.
More torque 320 nM vs 144 nM 55% or 176 nM. More torque = faster acceleration.
Performance
Faster acceleration from 0 to 60 mph 9.6 sec. vs 10.6 sec. 1 sec.
More top speed 130 mph vs 121 mph 9 mph
Emissions
Less CO2 emissions 96 g/mile vs 121 g/mile 26% or 25 g/mile
Higher european emission standard EURO 4 vs EURO 2 2 generations
Less noise level 73 dB vs 74 dB 1% or 1 dB
Less CO emissions 0 g/mile vs 1 g/mile 0% or 1 g/mile
Weight and capacity
More capacity of fuel tank 52 liters vs 51 liters 2% or 1 liters
More maximum allowable weight 1960 kg vs 1710 kg 13% or 250 kg
More maximum bearing capacity 556 kg vs 520 kg 6% or 36 kg
More maximum towing weight with brakes 1500 kg vs 1200 kg 20% or 300 kg
Other specs
Less turning radius 10.6 meters vs 11.5 meters 8% or 0.9 meters

Neutral reasons Alfa Romeo 146 vs. Volvo V50

Engine and transmission
Engine speed (RPM) 6300 RPM vs 4000 RPM 37% or 2300 more rpms.
Engine capacity 1598 cm3 vs 1997 cm3 20% or 399 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 COMMON RAIL
Turbocharging Yes vs Yes
Speeds 5 vs 6 1 less
Dimensions
Length 4257 mm vs 4514 mm 6% or 257 mm shorter
Width 1712 mm vs 1770 mm 3% or 58 mm narrower
Height 1426 mm vs 1452 mm 2% or 26 mm lower
Wheels and tires
Wheelbase 2540 mm vs 2640 mm 4% or 100 mm less
Front tires size 185/60 HR14 vs 205/55 R16
Rear tires size 185/60 HR14 vs 205/55 R16
Spare wheel 115/70 R 15 vs ORARY
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)