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1995 Alfa Romeo 146 vs. 2012 Mitsubishi Lancer

To start off, 2012 Mitsubishi Lancer is newer by 17 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1995 Alfa Romeo 146. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1995 Alfa Romeo 146 would be higher. At 2,000 cc (4 cylinders), 2012 Mitsubishi Lancer is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2012 Mitsubishi Lancer (148 HP @ 6000 RPM) has 45 more horse power than 1995 Alfa Romeo 146. (103 HP @ 6000 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2012 Mitsubishi Lancer should accelerate faster than 1995 Alfa Romeo 146. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2012 Mitsubishi Lancer weights approximately 150 kg more than 1995 Alfa Romeo 146. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Both vehicles are front wheel drive (FWD). Which offers better traction when its slippery than rear wheel drive vehicles. 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, 2012 Mitsubishi Lancer (198 Nm @ 4200 RPM) has 64 more torque (in Nm) than 1995 Alfa Romeo 146. (134 Nm @ 4500 RPM). This means 2012 Mitsubishi Lancer will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1995 Alfa Romeo 146.

Compare all specifications:

1995 Alfa Romeo 146 2012 Mitsubishi Lancer
Make Alfa Romeo Mitsubishi
Model 146 Lancer
Year Released 1995 2012
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1596 cc 2000 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type boxer in-line
Horse Power 103 HP 148 HP
Engine RPM 6000 RPM 6000 RPM
Torque 134 Nm 198 Nm
Torque RPM 4500 RPM 4200 RPM
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Manual CVT
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1175 kg 1325 kg
Vehicle Length 4260 mm 4572 mm
Vehicle Width 1720 mm 1763 mm
Vehicle Height 1430 mm 1491 mm
Wheelbase Size 2550 mm 2634 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 50 L 59 L


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