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2004 Alfa Romeo 156 vs. 1984 Ford Sierra

To start off, 2004 Alfa Romeo 156 is newer by 20 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1984 Ford Sierra. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1984 Ford Sierra would be higher. At 2,294 cc (6 cylinders), 1984 Ford Sierra is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1984 Ford Sierra (114 HP @ 5300 RPM) has 1 more horse power than 2004 Alfa Romeo 156. (113 HP @ 4000 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 1984 Ford Sierra should accelerate faster than 2004 Alfa Romeo 156. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2004 Alfa Romeo 156 weights approximately 290 kg more than 1984 Ford Sierra.

Because 1984 Ford Sierra 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 1984 Ford Sierra. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2004 Alfa Romeo 156, 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, 2004 Alfa Romeo 156 (275 Nm @ 2000 RPM) has 99 more torque (in Nm) than 1984 Ford Sierra. (176 Nm @ 3000 RPM). This means 2004 Alfa Romeo 156 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1984 Ford Sierra. 1984 Ford Sierra has automatic transmission and 2004 Alfa Romeo 156 has manual transmission. 2004 Alfa Romeo 156 will offer better control over acceleration and deceleration in addition to better fuel efficiency overall. 1984 Ford Sierra will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

2004 Alfa Romeo 156 1984 Ford Sierra
Make Alfa Romeo Ford
Model 156 Sierra
Year Released 2004 1984
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1969 cc 2294 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Horse Power 113 HP 114 HP
Engine RPM 4000 RPM 5300 RPM
Torque 275 Nm 176 Nm
Torque RPM 2000 RPM 3000 RPM
Engine Bore Size 82 mm 90 mm
Engine Stroke Size 90.4 mm 60.1 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 18.4:1 9.0:1
Drive Type Front Rear
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 3 doors
Vehicle Weight 1405 kg 1115 kg
Vehicle Length 4440 mm 4420 mm
Vehicle Width 1750 mm 1730 mm
Vehicle Height 1400 mm 1420 mm
Wheelbase Size 2550 mm 2610 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 63 L 60 L


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