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Alfa Romeo 156 Chevrolet Captiva

11 reasons to buy Alfa Romeo 156

Engine and transmission
More cylinders 6 vs 4 2 more cylinders. The more cylinders = the less vibration and the engine runs more smoothly.
Piston diameter larger 93 mm vs 83 mm 11% or 10 mm larger. The larger diameter of cylinder = the greater filling ratio. Cons: increase emissions of toxic substances.
More engine power

250 bhp vs 148 bhp

184 kw. vs 110 kw.

41% or 102 bhp. More power of car = more top speed.
Performance
Faster acceleration from 0 to 60 mph 6.3 sec. vs 10.8 sec. 4.5 sec.
More top speed 155 mph vs 114 mph 41 mph
Fuel consumption
Less fuel consumption (Combined cycle) 23 mpg vs 39.2 mpg 70% or 16.2 mpg
Less fuel consumption (Highway) 32.11 mpg vs 45.56 mpg 42% or 13.45 mpg
Less fuel consumption (City) 15.4 mpg vs 32.11 mpg 109% or 16.71 mpg
Weight and capacity
More maximum trunk space 1180 liters vs 930 liters 21% or 250 liters
Warranty
More warranty against corrosion 8 years vs 6 years 25% or 2 years
Other specs
Less weight 1460 kg vs 1770 kg 21% or 310 kg Weight of the vehicle affects: fuel consumption, acceleration dynamic, braking distance, etc.

13 reasons to buy Chevrolet Captiva

Engine and transmission
Better compression 17.5 vs 10.5 40% or 7 . The greater degree of compression = the less fuel need to produce the same power.
Piston stroke longer 92 mm vs 78 mm 15% or 14 mm. The longer stroke = lower fuel consumption and fewer emissions.
More torque 320 nM vs 300 nM 6% or 20 nM. More torque = faster acceleration.
Emissions
Less CO2 emissions 119 g/mile vs 182 g/mile 53% or 63 g/mile
Higher european emission standard EURO 4 vs EURO 3 1 generation
Less noise level 72.9 dB vs 74 dB 2% or 1.1 dB
Weight and capacity
More minimum boot capacity 465 liters vs 360 liters 23% or 105 liters
More capacity of fuel tank 65 liters vs 63 liters 3% or 2 liters
More maximum allowable weight 2505 kg vs 1955 kg 22% or 550 kg
More maximum bearing capacity 735 kg vs 495 kg 33% or 240 kg
More maximum towing weight with brakes 2000 kg vs 1400 kg 30% or 600 kg
More maximum roof load 100 kg vs 80 kg 20% or 20 kg
Other specs
Less turning radius 11.5 meters vs 12.1 meters 5% or 0.6 meters

Neutral reasons Alfa Romeo 156 vs. Chevrolet Captiva

Engine and transmission
Engine speed (RPM) 6200 RPM vs 4000 RPM 35% or 2200 more rpms.
Engine capacity 3179 cm3 vs 1991 cm3 37% or 1188 cm3 more
Engine position Front transverse vs Front transverse
Cylinders location V6 vs In line
Camshaft DOHC vs SOHC
Fuel supply Distributor fuel injection vs COMMON RAIL
Turbocharging Yes vs Yes
Speeds 6 vs 5 1 more
Dimensions
Length 4430 mm vs 4635 mm 4% or 205 mm shorter
Width 1745 mm vs 1850 mm 6% or 105 mm narrower
Height 1430 mm vs 1720 mm 17% or 290 mm lower
Wheels and tires
Wheelbase 2595 mm vs 2705 mm 4% or 110 mm less
Front tires size 215/45R17 vs 215/70 R16
Rear tires size 215/45R17 vs 215/70 R16
Spare wheel puncture repair kit vs Compact
Type of wheels 7.5Jx17" alloy wheels vs 16" alloy wheels
*Specs may vary depending on configurations and year of production(taken parameters of last released versions)