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2003 Porsche Cayenne vs. 2008 Alfa Romeo 156

To start off, 2008 Alfa Romeo 156 is newer by 5 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2003 Porsche Cayenne. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2003 Porsche Cayenne would be higher. At 4,511 cc (8 cylinders), 2003 Porsche Cayenne is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2003 Porsche Cayenne (444 HP @ 6000 RPM) has 296 more horse power than 2008 Alfa Romeo 156. (148 HP @ 6300 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2003 Porsche Cayenne should accelerate faster than 2008 Alfa Romeo 156. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2003 Porsche Cayenne weights approximately 1145 kg more than 2008 Alfa Romeo 156. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 2003 Porsche Cayenne is four wheel drive (4WD), it will have significant more traction and grip than 2008 Alfa Romeo 156. In wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2003 Porsche Cayenne 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 Porsche Cayenne (620 Nm @ 2250 RPM) has 438 more torque (in Nm) than 2008 Alfa Romeo 156. (182 Nm @ 3800 RPM). This means 2003 Porsche Cayenne will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2008 Alfa Romeo 156. 2003 Porsche Cayenne has automatic transmission and 2008 Alfa Romeo 156 has manual transmission. 2008 Alfa Romeo 156 will offer better control over acceleration and deceleration in addition to better fuel efficiency overall. 2003 Porsche Cayenne will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

2003 Porsche Cayenne 2008 Alfa Romeo 156
Make Porsche Alfa Romeo
Model Cayenne 156
Year Released 2003 2008
Body Type SUV Sedan
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 4511 cc 1970 cc
Engine Cylinders 8 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 444 HP 148 HP
Engine RPM 6000 RPM 6300 RPM
Torque 620 Nm 182 Nm
Torque RPM 2250 RPM 3800 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline - Premium Gasoline
Top Speed 266 km/hour 214 km/hour
Acceleration 0-100mph 5.6 seconds 8.8 seconds
Drive Type 4WD Front
Transmission Type Automatic Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 2430 kg 1285 kg
Vehicle Length 4790 mm 4440 mm
Vehicle Width 1930 mm 1750 mm
Vehicle Height 1710 mm 1440 mm
Wheelbase Size 2860 mm 2600 mm
Fuel Consumption Overall 15.6 L/100km 8.7 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 100 L 63 L


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