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2002 Mazda 6 vs. 1999 Alfa Romeo 156

To start off, 2002 Mazda 6 is newer by 3 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1999 Alfa Romeo 156. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1999 Alfa Romeo 156 would be higher. At 2,492 cc (6 cylinders), 1999 Alfa Romeo 156 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1999 Alfa Romeo 156 (187 HP @ 6300 RPM) has 39 more horse power than 2002 Mazda 6. (148 HP @ 6000 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 1999 Alfa Romeo 156 should accelerate faster than 2002 Mazda 6. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2002 Mazda 6 weights approximately 75 kg more than 1999 Alfa Romeo 156.

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, 1999 Alfa Romeo 156 (222 Nm @ 5000 RPM) has 41 more torque (in Nm) than 2002 Mazda 6. (181 Nm @ 4500 RPM). This means 1999 Alfa Romeo 156 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2002 Mazda 6. 1999 Alfa Romeo 156 has automatic transmission and 2002 Mazda 6 has manual transmission. 2002 Mazda 6 will offer better control over acceleration and deceleration in addition to better fuel efficiency overall. 1999 Alfa Romeo 156 will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

2002 Mazda 6 1999 Alfa Romeo 156
Make Mazda Alfa Romeo
Model 6 156
Year Released 2002 1999
Body Type Sedan Sedan
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1997 cc 2492 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 148 HP 187 HP
Engine RPM 6000 RPM 6300 RPM
Torque 181 Nm 222 Nm
Torque RPM 4500 RPM 5000 RPM
Engine Bore Size 87.5 mm 88 mm
Engine Stroke Size 83.1 mm 68.3 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 11.0:1 10.3:1
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1425 kg 1350 kg
Vehicle Length 4710 mm 4440 mm
Vehicle Width 1790 mm 1750 mm
Vehicle Height 1490 mm 1420 mm
Wheelbase Size 2680 mm 2600 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 64 L 63 L


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