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2003 Alfa Romeo 166 vs. 2011 Buick Lucerne

To start off, 2011 Buick Lucerne is newer by 8 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 3,900 cc (6 cylinders), 2011 Buick Lucerne is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2011 Buick Lucerne (227 HP @ 5700 RPM) has 10 more horse power than 2003 Alfa Romeo 166. (217 HP @ 6300 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2011 Buick Lucerne should accelerate faster than 2003 Alfa Romeo 166. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2011 Buick Lucerne weights approximately 176 kg more than 2003 Alfa Romeo 166. 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, 2011 Buick Lucerne (321 Nm @ 3200 RPM) has 56 more torque (in Nm) than 2003 Alfa Romeo 166. (265 Nm @ 5000 RPM). This means 2011 Buick Lucerne 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 2011 Buick Lucerne
Make Alfa Romeo Buick
Model 166 Lucerne
Year Released 2003 2011
Body Type Sedan Sedan
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2959 cc 3900 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type V V
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 2 valves
Horse Power 217 HP 227 HP
Engine RPM 6300 RPM 5700 RPM
Torque 265 Nm 321 Nm
Torque RPM 5000 RPM 3200 RPM
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Automatic Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1550 kg 1726 kg
Vehicle Length 4730 mm 5161 mm
Vehicle Width 1810 mm 1875 mm
Vehicle Height 1420 mm 1473 mm
Wheelbase Size 2600 mm 2936 mm
Fuel Consumption Highway 9.3 L/100km 8.7 L/100km
Fuel Consumption City 19.4 L/100km 13.8 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 69 L 68 L


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