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1993 Peugeot 405 vs. 1988 Alfa Romeo 164

To start off, 1993 Peugeot 405 is newer by 5 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 2,500 cc (4 cylinders), 1988 Alfa Romeo 164 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1988 Alfa Romeo 164 (123 HP @ 4200 RPM) has 2 more horse power than 1993 Peugeot 405. (121 HP @ 5750 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 1988 Alfa Romeo 164 should accelerate faster than 1993 Peugeot 405. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1988 Alfa Romeo 164 weights approximately 190 kg more than 1993 Peugeot 405. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 1993 Peugeot 405 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, 1993 Peugeot 405 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, 1988 Alfa Romeo 164 (294 Nm @ 2000 RPM) has 117 more torque (in Nm) than 1993 Peugeot 405. (177 Nm @ 2750 RPM). This means 1988 Alfa Romeo 164 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1993 Peugeot 405.

Compare all specifications:

1993 Peugeot 405 1988 Alfa Romeo 164
Make Peugeot Alfa Romeo
Model 405 164
Year Released 1993 1988
Body Type Station Wagon Sedan
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1905 cc 2500 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 121 HP 123 HP
Engine RPM 5750 RPM 4200 RPM
Torque 177 Nm 294 Nm
Torque RPM 2750 RPM 2000 RPM
Top Speed 188 km/hour 202 km/hour
Acceleration 0-100mph 12.2 seconds 10.8 seconds
Drive Type 4WD Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1300 kg 1490 kg
Vehicle Length 4400 mm 4560 mm
Vehicle Width 1710 mm 1770 mm
Vehicle Height 1550 mm 1410 mm
Wheelbase Size 2680 mm 2670 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 70 L 70 L


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