1995 Alfa Romeo 164 vs. 1977 Fiat X1-9

To start off, 1995 Alfa Romeo 164 is newer by 18 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1977 Fiat X1-9. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1977 Fiat X1-9 would be higher. At 2,959 cc (6 cylinders), 1995 Alfa Romeo 164 is equipped with a bigger engine. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1995 Alfa Romeo 164 weights approximately 564 kg more than 1977 Fiat X1-9.

Because 1977 Fiat X1-9 is rear wheel drive (RWD), it offers better handling in dry conditions; in addition, if you are looking to drift, it will be much easier to do with 1977 Fiat X1-9. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 1995 Alfa Romeo 164, being front wheel drive (FWD), will offer much better control with better grip. 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. 1995 Alfa Romeo 164 has automatic transmission and 1977 Fiat X1-9 has manual transmission. 1977 Fiat X1-9 will offer better control over acceleration and deceleration in addition to better fuel efficiency overall. 1995 Alfa Romeo 164 will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

1995 Alfa Romeo 164 1977 Fiat X1-9
Make Alfa Romeo Fiat
Model 164 X1-9
Year Released 1995 1977
Engine Position Front Middle
Engine Size 2959 cc 1498 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Horse Power 0 HP 85 HP
Drive Type Front Rear
Transmission Type Automatic Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 2 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Weight 1482 kg 918 kg
Wheelbase Size 2710 mm 2210 mm


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