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What is Better Alfa Romeo 159 or Volvo XC90?

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Alfa Romeo 159 Volvo XC90

12 reasons to buy Alfa Romeo 159

Engine and transmission
Piston diameter larger 82 mm vs 81 mm 1% or 1 mm larger. The larger diameter of cylinder = the greater filling ratio. Cons: increase emissions of toxic substances.
More engine power

210 bhp vs 163 bhp

154 kw. vs 120 kw.

22% or 47 bhp. More power of car = more top speed.
More torque 400 nM vs 340 nM 15% or 60 nM. More torque = faster acceleration.
Performance
Faster acceleration from 0 to 60 mph 8.3 sec. vs 12.3 sec. 4 sec.
More top speed 141 mph vs 115 mph 26 mph
Emissions
Less CO2 emissions 119 g/mile vs 149 g/mile 25% or 30 g/mile
Higher european emission standard EURO 4 vs EURO 3 1 generation
Weight and capacity
More minimum boot capacity 405 liters vs 249 liters 39% or 156 liters
More capacity of fuel tank 70 liters vs 68 liters 3% or 2 liters
Warranty
More standard warranty - Mileage 994406 miles vs 62150 miles 94% or 932256 miles
Other specs
Less weight 1645 kg vs 2049 kg 25% or 404 kg Weight of the vehicle affects: fuel consumption, acceleration dynamic, braking distance, etc.
Less turning radius 11.1 meters vs 12.5 meters 13% or 1.4 meters

12 reasons to buy Volvo XC90

Engine and transmission
Better compression 18.0 vs 17.0 6% or 1 . The greater degree of compression = the less fuel need to produce the same power.
Piston stroke longer 93.2 mm vs 90.4 mm 3% or 2.8 mm. The longer stroke = lower fuel consumption and fewer emissions.
Fuel consumption
Less fuel consumption (Combined cycle) 31.38 mpg vs 39.2 mpg 25% or 7.82 mpg
Less fuel consumption (Highway) 38.19 mpg vs 48.66 mpg 27% or 10.47 mpg
Less fuel consumption (City) 23.91 mpg vs 29.1 mpg 22% or 5.19 mpg
Emissions
Less noise level 72 dB vs 74.5 dB 3% or 2.5 dB
Weight and capacity
More maximum allowable weight 2735 kg vs 2210 kg 19% or 525 kg
More maximum bearing capacity 686 kg vs 565 kg 18% or 121 kg
More maximum towing weight without brakes 750 kg vs 500 kg 33% or 250 kg
More maximum towing weight with brakes 2250 kg vs 1500 kg 33% or 750 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 159 vs. Volvo XC90

Engine and transmission
Engine capacity 2387 cm3 vs 2401 cm3 1% or 14 cm3 less
Engine position Front transverse vs Front transverse
Cylinders location In line vs In line
Camshaft DOHC vs SOHC
Fuel supply Turbocharged and intercooled vs COMMON RAIL
Turbocharging Yes vs Yes
Speeds 6 vs 5 1 more
Dimensions
Length 4660 mm vs 4798 mm 3% or 138 mm shorter
Width 1828 mm vs 1898 mm 4% or 70 mm narrower
Height 1422 mm vs 1743 mm 18% or 321 mm lower
Wheels and tires
Wheelbase 2700 mm vs 2857 mm 5% or 157 mm less
Front tires size 225/50 R17 vs 235/65 R17
Rear tires size 225/50 R17 vs 235/65 R17
Spare wheel Compact vs tyre sealant kit
Type of wheels 17" alloy wheels vs 17" alloy wheels
Style of wheels DIAMOND vs ANTAEUS
*Specs may vary depending on configurations and year of production(taken parameters of last released versions)