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2003 Cadillac CTS vs. 2011 Alfa Romeo Giulietta

To start off, 2011 Alfa Romeo Giulietta is newer by 8 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2003 Cadillac CTS. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2003 Cadillac CTS would be higher. At 2,597 cc (6 cylinders), 2003 Cadillac CTS is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2003 Cadillac CTS (179 HP @ 6000 RPM) has 11 more horse power than 2011 Alfa Romeo Giulietta. (168 HP @ 5500 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2003 Cadillac CTS should accelerate faster than 2011 Alfa Romeo Giulietta. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2003 Cadillac CTS weights approximately 265 kg more than 2011 Alfa Romeo Giulietta. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 2003 Cadillac CTS is rear wheel drive (RWD), it offers better handling in dry conditions; in addition, if you are looking to drift, it will be much easier to do with 2003 Cadillac CTS. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2011 Alfa Romeo Giulietta, being front wheel drive (FWD), will offer much better control with better grip. 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 Alfa Romeo Giulietta (250 Nm @ 2500 RPM) has 5 more torque (in Nm) than 2003 Cadillac CTS. (245 Nm @ 3400 RPM). This means 2011 Alfa Romeo Giulietta will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2003 Cadillac CTS.

Compare all specifications:

2003 Cadillac CTS 2011 Alfa Romeo Giulietta
Make Cadillac Alfa Romeo
Model CTS Giulietta
Year Released 2003 2011
Body Type Sedan Hatchback
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2597 cc 1368 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Horse Power 179 HP 168 HP
Engine RPM 6000 RPM 5500 RPM
Torque 245 Nm 250 Nm
Torque RPM 3400 RPM 2500 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1620 kg 1355 kg
Vehicle Length 4840 mm 4351 mm
Vehicle Width 1800 mm 1798 mm
Vehicle Height 1450 mm 1465 mm
Wheelbase Size 2890 mm 2634 mm


 

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