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2003 Alfa Romeo 166 vs. 2004 Ford Focus

To start off, 2004 Ford Focus is newer by 1 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2003 Alfa Romeo 166. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2003 Alfa Romeo 166 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 86 more horse power than 2004 Ford Focus. (131 HP @ 6000 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2003 Alfa Romeo 166 should accelerate faster than 2004 Ford Focus. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2003 Alfa Romeo 166 weights approximately 306 kg more than 2004 Ford Focus. 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, 2003 Alfa Romeo 166 (265 Nm @ 5000 RPM) has 99 more torque (in Nm) than 2004 Ford Focus. (166 Nm @ 4150 RPM). This means 2003 Alfa Romeo 166 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2004 Ford Focus. 2003 Alfa Romeo 166 has automatic transmission and 2004 Ford Focus has manual transmission. 2004 Ford Focus 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 2004 Ford Focus
Make Alfa Romeo Ford
Model 166 Focus
Year Released 2003 2004
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2959 cc 1595 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 217 HP 131 HP
Engine RPM 6300 RPM 6000 RPM
Torque 265 Nm 166 Nm
Torque RPM 5000 RPM 4150 RPM
Engine Bore Size 93 mm 79 mm
Engine Stroke Size 72.6 mm 81.4 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 10.0:1 11.0:1
Top Speed 236 km/hour 190 km/hour
Acceleration 0-100mph 8.6 seconds 10.8 seconds
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Automatic Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1550 kg 1244 kg
Vehicle Length 4730 mm 4350 mm
Vehicle Width 1810 mm 1850 mm
Vehicle Height 1420 mm 1450 mm
Wheelbase Size 2600 mm 2720 mm
Fuel Consumption Highway 9.3 L/100km 5.5 L/100km
Fuel Consumption City 19.4 L/100km 8.7 L/100km
Fuel Consumption Overall 13 L/100km 6.7 L/100km


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