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14 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 88 mm 5% or 5 mm larger. The larger diameter of cylinder = the greater filling ratio. Cons: increase emissions of toxic substances.
More engine power

250 bhp vs 138 bhp

184 kw. vs 103 kw.

45% or 112 bhp. More power of car = more top speed.
Performance
Faster acceleration from 0 to 60 mph 6.3 sec. vs 8.8 sec. 2.5 sec.
More top speed 155 mph vs 115 mph 40 mph
Fuel consumption
Less fuel consumption (Combined cycle) 23 mpg vs 46.27 mpg 101% or 23.27 mpg
Less fuel consumption (Highway) 32.11 mpg vs 55.4 mpg 73% or 23.29 mpg
Less fuel consumption (City) 15.4 mpg vs 35.81 mpg 133% or 20.41 mpg
Weight and capacity
More capacity of fuel tank 63 liters vs 51.5 liters 18% or 11.5 liters
More maximum bearing capacity 495 kg vs 455 kg 8% or 40 kg
More maximum towing weight with brakes 1400 kg vs 1200 kg 14% or 200 kg
More maximum roof load 80 kg vs 68 kg 15% or 12 kg
Warranty
More warranty against corrosion 8 years vs 7 years 13% or 1 years
Other specs
Less weight 1460 kg vs 1560 kg 7% or 100 kg Weight of the vehicle affects: fuel consumption, acceleration dynamic, braking distance, etc.

10 reasons to buy Dodge Caliber

Engine and transmission
Better compression 18.0 vs 10.5 42% or 7.5 . The greater degree of compression = the less fuel need to produce the same power.
Piston stroke longer 97 mm vs 78 mm 20% or 19 mm. The longer stroke = lower fuel consumption and fewer emissions.
More torque 310 nM vs 300 nM 3% or 10 nM. More torque = faster acceleration.
Emissions
Less CO2 emissions 100 g/mile vs 182 g/mile 82% or 82 g/mile
Higher european emission standard EURO 4 vs EURO 3 1 generation
Weight and capacity
More minimum boot capacity 525 liters vs 360 liters 31% or 165 liters
More maximum trunk space 1360 liters vs 1180 liters 13% or 180 liters
More maximum allowable weight 2015 kg vs 1955 kg 3% or 60 kg
Warranty
More painted surfaces warranty 7 years vs 3 years 57% or 4 years
Other specs
Less turning radius 10.8 meters vs 12.1 meters 12% or 1.3 meters

Neutral reasons Alfa Romeo 156 vs. Dodge Caliber

Engine and transmission
Engine speed (RPM) 6200 RPM vs 4000 RPM 35% or 2200 more rpms.
Engine capacity 3179 cm3 vs 1968 cm3 38% or 1211 cm3 more
Engine position Front transverse vs Front transverse
Cylinders location V6 vs In line
Camshaft DOHC vs DOHC
Fuel supply Distributor fuel injection vs COMMON RAIL
Turbocharging Yes vs Yes
Dimensions
Length 4430 mm vs 4415 mm 0% or 15 mm shorter
Width 1745 mm vs 1800 mm 3% or 55 mm narrower
Height 1430 mm vs 1535 mm 7% or 105 mm lower
Wheels and tires
Wheelbase 2595 mm vs 2635 mm 2% or 40 mm less
Front tires size 215/45R17 vs 215/60 R17
Rear tires size 215/45R17 vs 215/60 R17
Spare wheel puncture repair kit vs Compact
Type of wheels 7.5Jx17" alloy wheels vs 17" steel
*Specs may vary depending on configurations and year of production(taken parameters of last released versions)