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What is Better Alfa Romeo 156 or Volvo 343?

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Alfa Romeo 156 Volvo 343

8 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.
More engine power

250 bhp vs 64 bhp

184 kw. vs 46 kw.

74% or 186 bhp. More power of car = more top speed.
More torque 300 nM vs 105 nM 65% or 195 nM. More torque = faster acceleration.
Performance
Faster acceleration from 0 to 60 mph 6.3 sec. vs 16.50 sec. 10.2 sec.
More top speed 155 mph vs 93 mph 62 mph
Weight and capacity
More maximum allowable weight 1955 kg vs 1440 kg 26% or 515 kg
More maximum bearing capacity 495 kg vs 475 kg 4% or 20 kg
More maximum towing weight with brakes 1400 kg vs 1000 kg 29% or 400 kg

4 reasons to buy Volvo 343

Weight and capacity
More minimum boot capacity 380 liters vs 360 liters 5% or 20 liters
More maximum trunk space 1200 liters vs 1180 liters 2% or 20 liters
Other specs
Less weight 965 kg vs 1460 kg 51% or 495 kg Weight of the vehicle affects: fuel consumption, acceleration dynamic, braking distance, etc.
Less turning radius 9.20 meters vs 12.1 meters 32% or 2.9 meters

Neutral reasons Alfa Romeo 156 vs. Volvo 343

Engine and transmission
Engine speed (RPM) 6200 RPM vs 5500 RPM 11% or 700 more rpms.
Engine capacity 3179 cm3 vs 1397 cm3 56% or 1782 cm3 more
Turbocharging Yes vs Yes
Speeds 6 vs 4 2 more
Dimensions
Length 4430 mm vs 4300 mm 3% or 130 mm shorter
Width 1745 mm vs 1660 mm 5% or 85 mm wider
Height 1430 mm vs 1392 mm 3% or 38 mm higher
Wheels and tires
Wheelbase 2595 mm vs 2395 mm 8% or 200 mm more
Front tires size 215/45R17 vs 155SR13
Rear tires size 215/45R17 vs 155SR13
*Specs may vary depending on configurations and year of production(taken parameters of last released versions)