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2003 Alfa Romeo 166 vs. 2006 Saturn Relay

To start off, 2006 Saturn Relay is newer by 3 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 3,490 cc (6 cylinders), 2006 Saturn Relay is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2003 Alfa Romeo 166 (217 HP @ 6300 RPM) has 21 more horse power than 2006 Saturn Relay. (196 HP @ 5600 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2003 Alfa Romeo 166 should accelerate faster than 2006 Saturn Relay. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2003 Alfa Romeo 166 weights approximately 100 kg more than 2006 Saturn Relay. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 2006 Saturn Relay 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, 2006 Saturn Relay 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, 2006 Saturn Relay (289 Nm @ 3200 RPM) has 24 more torque (in Nm) than 2003 Alfa Romeo 166. (265 Nm @ 5000 RPM). This means 2006 Saturn Relay will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2003 Alfa Romeo 166.

Compare all specifications:

2003 Alfa Romeo 166 2006 Saturn Relay
Make Alfa Romeo Saturn
Model 166 Relay
Year Released 2003 2006
Body Type Sedan Minivan
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2959 cc 3490 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type V V
Horse Power 217 HP 196 HP
Engine RPM 6300 RPM 5600 RPM
Torque 265 Nm 289 Nm
Torque RPM 5000 RPM 3200 RPM
Drive Type Front 4WD
Transmission Type Automatic Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 7 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1550 kg 1450 kg
Vehicle Length 4730 mm 5210 mm
Vehicle Width 1810 mm 1840 mm
Vehicle Height 1420 mm 1750 mm
Wheelbase Size 2600 mm 3080 mm
Fuel Consumption 9.3 L/100km 10.2 L/100km
Fuel Consumption City 19.4 L/100km 13.8 L/100km
Fuel Consumption Overall 13 L/100km 12.4 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 69 L 95 L


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