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What is Better Alfa Romeo 159 or Hyundai Matrix?

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Alfa Romeo 159 Hyundai Matrix

18 reasons to buy Alfa Romeo 159

Engine and transmission
More cylinders 5 vs 4 1 more cylinders. The more cylinders = the less vibration and the engine runs more smoothly.
Piston diameter larger 82 mm vs 75 mm 9% or 7 mm larger. The larger diameter of cylinder = the greater filling ratio. Cons: increase emissions of toxic substances.
Piston stroke longer 90.4 mm vs 84.5 mm 7% or 5.9 mm. The longer stroke = lower fuel consumption and fewer emissions.
More engine power

210 bhp vs 109 bhp

154 kw. vs 81 kw.

48% or 101 bhp. More power of car = more top speed.
More torque 400 nM vs 235 nM 41% or 165 nM. More torque = faster acceleration.
Performance
Faster acceleration from 0 to 60 mph 8.3 sec. vs 14.3 sec. 6 sec.
More top speed 141 mph vs 106 mph 35 mph
Fuel consumption
Less fuel consumption (Combined cycle) 39.2 mpg vs 53.27 mpg 36% or 14.07 mpg
Less fuel consumption (Highway) 48.66 mpg vs 61.46 mpg 26% or 12.8 mpg
Less fuel consumption (City) 29.1 mpg vs 43.46 mpg 49% or 14.36 mpg
Weight and capacity
More minimum boot capacity 405 liters vs 345 liters 15% or 60 liters
More capacity of fuel tank 70 liters vs 55 liters 21% or 15 liters
More maximum allowable weight 2210 kg vs 1840 kg 17% or 370 kg
More maximum bearing capacity 565 kg vs 448 kg 21% or 117 kg
More maximum towing weight with brakes 1500 kg vs 1300 kg 13% or 200 kg
More maximum roof load 80 kg vs 70 kg 13% or 10 kg
Warranty
More warranty against corrosion 8 years vs 6 years 25% or 2 years
Other specs
Less turning radius 11.1 meters vs 11.3 meters 2% or 0.2 meters

7 reasons to buy Hyundai Matrix

Engine and transmission
Better compression 17.8 vs 17.0 4% or 0.8 . The greater degree of compression = the less fuel need to produce the same power.
Emissions
Less CO2 emissions 87 g/mile vs 119 g/mile 37% or 32 g/mile
Less noise level 70 dB vs 74.5 dB 6% or 4.5 dB
Weight and capacity
More maximum towing weight without brakes 550 kg vs 500 kg 9% or 50 kg
Warranty
More painted surfaces warranty 5 years vs 3 years 40% or 2 years
More standard warranty - Years 5 years vs 3 years 40% or 2 years
Other specs
Less weight 1392 kg vs 1645 kg 18% or 253 kg Weight of the vehicle affects: fuel consumption, acceleration dynamic, braking distance, etc.

Neutral reasons Alfa Romeo 159 vs. Hyundai Matrix

Engine and transmission
Engine capacity 2387 cm3 vs 1493 cm3 37% or 894 cm3 more
Engine position Front transverse vs Front transverse
Cylinders location In line vs In line
Camshaft DOHC vs DOHC
Fuel supply Turbocharged and intercooled vs Distributor fuel injection
Turbocharging Yes vs Yes
Speeds 6 vs 5 1 more
Dimensions
Length 4660 mm vs 4050 mm 13% or 610 mm shorter
Width 1828 mm vs 1740 mm 5% or 88 mm wider
Height 1422 mm vs 1635 mm 13% or 213 mm lower
Wheels and tires
Wheelbase 2700 mm vs 2600 mm 4% or 100 mm more
Front tires size 225/50 R17 vs 185/65 R14
Rear tires size 225/50 R17 vs 185/65 R14
Spare wheel Compact vs 185/65 R14
Type of wheels 17" alloy wheels vs 14" steel
*Specs may vary depending on configurations and year of production(taken parameters of last released versions)