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What is Better Alfa Romeo 159 or Subaru Outback?

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Alfa Romeo 159 Subaru Outback

11 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 stroke longer 90.4 mm vs 79 mm 13% or 11.4 mm. The longer stroke = lower fuel consumption and fewer emissions.
More engine power

210 bhp vs 167 bhp

154 kw. vs 123 kw.

20% or 43 bhp. More power of car = more top speed.
More torque 400 nM vs 229 nM 43% or 171 nM. More torque = faster acceleration.
Performance
Faster acceleration from 0 to 60 mph 8.3 sec. vs 10.4 sec. 2.1 sec.
More top speed 141 mph vs 123 mph 18 mph
Emissions
Less CO2 emissions 119 g/mile vs 121 g/mile 2% or 2 g/mile
Weight and capacity
More capacity of fuel tank 70 liters vs 65 liters 7% or 5 liters
More maximum allowable weight 2210 kg vs 2040 kg 8% or 170 kg
More maximum bearing capacity 565 kg vs 506 kg 10% or 59 kg
Warranty
More standard warranty - Mileage 994406 miles vs 62150 miles 94% or 932256 miles

11 reasons to buy Subaru Outback

Engine and transmission
Piston diameter larger 99.5 mm vs 82 mm 18% or 17.5 mm larger. The larger diameter of cylinder = the greater filling ratio. Cons: increase emissions of toxic substances.
Fuel consumption
Less fuel consumption (Combined cycle) 33.62 mpg vs 39.2 mpg 17% or 5.58 mpg
Less fuel consumption (Highway) 42.22 mpg vs 48.66 mpg 15% or 6.44 mpg
Less fuel consumption (City) 25 mpg vs 29.1 mpg 16% or 4.1 mpg
Emissions
Higher european emission standard EURO 5 vs EURO 4 1 generation
Weight and capacity
More minimum boot capacity 526 liters vs 405 liters 23% or 121 liters
More maximum towing weight without brakes 750 kg vs 500 kg 33% or 250 kg
More maximum towing weight with brakes 1800 kg vs 1500 kg 17% or 300 kg
Warranty
More warranty against corrosion 12 years vs 8 years 33% or 4 years
Other specs
Less weight 1534 kg vs 1645 kg 7% or 111 kg Weight of the vehicle affects: fuel consumption, acceleration dynamic, braking distance, etc.
Less turning radius 11 meters vs 11.1 meters 1% or 0.1 meters

Neutral reasons Alfa Romeo 159 vs. Subaru Outback

Engine and transmission
Engine speed (RPM) 4000 RPM vs 5600 RPM 29% or 1600 less rpms.
Engine capacity 2387 cm3 vs 2457 cm3 3% or 70 cm3 less
Cylinders location In line vs Horizontally
Camshaft DOHC vs SOHC
Fuel supply Turbocharged and intercooled vs Distributor fuel injection
Turbocharging Yes vs Yes
Dimensions
Length 4660 mm vs 4775 mm 2% or 115 mm shorter
Width 1828 mm vs 1820 mm 0% or 8 mm wider
Height 1422 mm vs 1605 mm 11% or 183 mm lower
Wheels and tires
Wheelbase 2700 mm vs 2745 mm 2% or 45 mm less
Front tires size 225/50 R17 vs 225/60 R17
Rear tires size 225/50 R17 vs 225/60 R17
Spare wheel Compact vs repair kit
Type of wheels 17" alloy wheels vs 17" alloy wheels
*Specs may vary depending on configurations and year of production(taken parameters of last released versions)