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1988 Alfa Romeo 164 vs. 1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee

To start off, 1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee is newer by 8 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1988 Alfa Romeo 164. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1988 Alfa Romeo 164 would be higher. At 5,200 cc (6 cylinders), 1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee (190 HP) has 67 more horse power than 1988 Alfa Romeo 164. (123 HP) In normal driving conditions, 1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee should accelerate faster than 1988 Alfa Romeo 164. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee weights approximately 158 kg more than 1988 Alfa Romeo 164. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee is four wheel drive (4WD), it will have significant more traction and grip than 1988 Alfa Romeo 164. In wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee will offer significantly more control. With that said, do keep in mind that many other factors such as speed and the wear on your tires can also have significant impact on traction and control. Let's talk about torque, 1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee (305 Nm) has 11 more torque (in Nm) than 1988 Alfa Romeo 164. (294 Nm). This means 1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1988 Alfa Romeo 164. 1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee has automatic transmission and 1988 Alfa Romeo 164 has manual transmission. 1988 Alfa Romeo 164 will offer better control over acceleration and deceleration in addition to better fuel efficiency overall. 1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

1988 Alfa Romeo 164 1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee
Make Alfa Romeo Jeep
Model 164 Grand Cherokee
Year Released 1988 1996
Body Type Sedan SUV
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2500 cc 5200 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 123 HP 190 HP
Torque 294 Nm 305 Nm
Engine Compression Ratio 22.0:1 8.8:1
Top Speed 202 km/hour 188 km/hour
Drive Type Front 4WD
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1490 kg 1648 kg
Vehicle Length 4560 mm 4490 mm
Vehicle Width 1770 mm 1770 mm
Vehicle Height 1410 mm 1650 mm
Wheelbase Size 2670 mm 2700 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 70 L 87 L


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