1995 Alfa Romeo 164 vs. 2011 Smart ForTwo

To start off, 2011 Smart ForTwo is newer by 16 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1995 Alfa Romeo 164. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1995 Alfa Romeo 164 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 642 kg more than 2011 Smart ForTwo.

Because 2011 Smart ForTwo 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 2011 Smart ForTwo. 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 2011 Smart ForTwo has manual transmission. 2011 Smart ForTwo 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 2011 Smart ForTwo
Make Alfa Romeo Smart
Model 164 ForTwo
Year Released 1995 2011
Body Type Sedan Convertible
Engine Position Front Rear
Engine Size 2959 cc 1000 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 3 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Horse Power 0 HP 70 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 840 kg
Wheelbase Size 2710 mm 1867 mm


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