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2003 Alfa Romeo 166 vs. 1999 Renault Scenic

To start off, 2003 Alfa Romeo 166 is newer by 4 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1999 Renault Scenic. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1999 Renault Scenic would be higher. At 2,959 cc (6 cylinders), 2003 Alfa Romeo 166 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2003 Alfa Romeo 166 (217 HP @ 6300 RPM) has 109 more horse power than 1999 Renault Scenic. (108 HP @ 4000 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2003 Alfa Romeo 166 should accelerate faster than 1999 Renault Scenic. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2003 Alfa Romeo 166 weights approximately 65 kg more than 1999 Renault Scenic. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 1999 Renault Scenic is four wheel drive (4WD), it will have significant more traction and grip than 2003 Alfa Romeo 166. In wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 1999 Renault Scenic 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, 2003 Alfa Romeo 166 (265 Nm @ 5000 RPM) has 5 more torque (in Nm) than 1999 Renault Scenic. (260 Nm @ 1500 RPM). This means 2003 Alfa Romeo 166 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1999 Renault Scenic. 2003 Alfa Romeo 166 has automatic transmission and 1999 Renault Scenic has manual transmission. 1999 Renault Scenic will offer better control over acceleration and deceleration in addition to better fuel efficiency overall. 2003 Alfa Romeo 166 will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

2003 Alfa Romeo 166 1999 Renault Scenic
Make Alfa Romeo Renault
Model 166 Scenic
Year Released 2003 1999
Body Type Sedan Minivan
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2959 cc 1870 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Horse Power 217 HP 108 HP
Engine RPM 6300 RPM 4000 RPM
Torque 265 Nm 260 Nm
Torque RPM 5000 RPM 1500 RPM
Engine Bore Size 93 mm 80 mm
Engine Stroke Size 72.6 mm 93 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 10.0:1 19.0:1
Top Speed 236 km/hour 160 km/hour
Acceleration 0-100mph 8.6 seconds 14.8 seconds
Drive Type Front 4WD
Transmission Type Automatic Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1550 kg 1485 kg
Vehicle Length 4730 mm 4450 mm
Vehicle Width 1810 mm 1790 mm
Vehicle Height 1420 mm 1740 mm
Wheelbase Size 2600 mm 2480 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 69 L 60 L


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