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2003 Toyota RAV4 vs. 1988 Alfa Romeo 164

To start off, 2003 Toyota RAV4 is newer by 15 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1988 Alfa Romeo 164. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1988 Alfa Romeo 164 would be higher. At 2,500 cc (4 cylinders), 1988 Alfa Romeo 164 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2003 Toyota RAV4 (145 HP @ 6200 RPM) has 22 more horse power than 1988 Alfa Romeo 164. (123 HP @ 4200 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2003 Toyota RAV4 should accelerate faster than 1988 Alfa Romeo 164. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1988 Alfa Romeo 164 weights approximately 212 kg more than 2003 Toyota RAV4.

Because 2003 Toyota RAV4 is four wheel drive (4WD), it will have significant more traction and grip than 1988 Alfa Romeo 164. In wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2003 Toyota RAV4 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, 1988 Alfa Romeo 164 (294 Nm @ 2000 RPM) has 94 more torque (in Nm) than 2003 Toyota RAV4. (200 Nm @ 4000 RPM). This means 1988 Alfa Romeo 164 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2003 Toyota RAV4.

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2003 Toyota RAV4 1988 Alfa Romeo 164
Make Toyota Alfa Romeo
Model RAV4 164
Year Released 2003 1988
Body Type SUV Sedan
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1998 cc 2500 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 145 HP 123 HP
Engine RPM 6200 RPM 4200 RPM
Torque 200 Nm 294 Nm
Torque RPM 4000 RPM 2000 RPM
Engine Compression Ratio 9.8:1 22.0:1
Drive Type 4WD Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1278 kg 1490 kg
Vehicle Length 4210 mm 4560 mm
Vehicle Width 1740 mm 1770 mm
Vehicle Height 1690 mm 1410 mm
Wheelbase Size 2500 mm 2670 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 57 L 70 L


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