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What is Better Alfa Romeo 156 or Volvo XC90?

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Alfa Romeo 156 Volvo XC90

11 reasons to buy Alfa Romeo 156

Engine and transmission
More cylinders 6 vs 5 1 more cylinders. The more cylinders = the less vibration and the engine runs more smoothly.
Piston diameter larger 93 mm vs 81 mm 13% or 12 mm larger. The larger diameter of cylinder = the greater filling ratio. Cons: increase emissions of toxic substances.
More engine power

250 bhp vs 163 bhp

184 kw. vs 120 kw.

35% or 87 bhp. More power of car = more top speed.
Performance
Faster acceleration from 0 to 60 mph 6.3 sec. vs 12.3 sec. 6 sec.
More top speed 155 mph vs 115 mph 40 mph
Fuel consumption
Less fuel consumption (Combined cycle) 23 mpg vs 31.38 mpg 36% or 8.38 mpg
Less fuel consumption (Highway) 32.11 mpg vs 38.19 mpg 19% or 6.08 mpg
Less fuel consumption (City) 15.4 mpg vs 23.91 mpg 55% or 8.51 mpg
Weight and capacity
More minimum boot capacity 360 liters vs 249 liters 31% or 111 liters
Other specs
Less weight 1460 kg vs 2049 kg 40% or 589 kg Weight of the vehicle affects: fuel consumption, acceleration dynamic, braking distance, etc.
Less turning radius 12.1 meters vs 12.5 meters 3% or 0.4 meters

12 reasons to buy Volvo XC90

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 93.2 mm vs 78 mm 16% or 15.2 mm. The longer stroke = lower fuel consumption and fewer emissions.
More torque 340 nM vs 300 nM 12% or 40 nM. More torque = faster acceleration.
Emissions
Less CO2 emissions 149 g/mile vs 182 g/mile 22% or 33 g/mile
Less noise level 72 dB vs 74 dB 3% or 2 dB
Weight and capacity
More maximum trunk space 1837 liters vs 1180 liters 36% or 657 liters
More capacity of fuel tank 68 liters vs 63 liters 7% or 5 liters
More maximum allowable weight 2735 kg vs 1955 kg 29% or 780 kg
More maximum bearing capacity 686 kg vs 495 kg 28% or 191 kg
More maximum towing weight with brakes 2250 kg vs 1400 kg 38% or 850 kg
More maximum roof load 100 kg vs 80 kg 20% or 20 kg
Other specs
More seats 7 vs 5 2

Neutral reasons Alfa Romeo 156 vs. Volvo XC90

Engine and transmission
Engine speed (RPM) 6200 RPM vs 4000 RPM 35% or 2200 more rpms.
Engine capacity 3179 cm3 vs 2401 cm3 24% or 778 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 4798 mm 8% or 368 mm shorter
Width 1745 mm vs 1898 mm 8% or 153 mm narrower
Height 1430 mm vs 1743 mm 18% or 313 mm lower
Wheels and tires
Wheelbase 2595 mm vs 2857 mm 9% or 262 mm less
Front tires size 215/45R17 vs 235/65 R17
Rear tires size 215/45R17 vs 235/65 R17
Spare wheel puncture repair kit vs tyre sealant kit
Type of wheels 7.5Jx17" alloy wheels vs 17" alloy wheels
Style of wheels 5 bolt holes vs ANTAEUS
*Specs may vary depending on configurations and year of production(taken parameters of last released versions)