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2004 Alfa Romeo 156 vs. 2001 Toyota Avensis

To start off, 2004 Alfa Romeo 156 is newer by 3 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2001 Toyota Avensis. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2001 Toyota Avensis would be higher. At 3,179 cc (6 cylinders), 2004 Alfa Romeo 156 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2004 Alfa Romeo 156 (247 HP @ 6200 RPM) has 99 more horse power than 2001 Toyota Avensis. (148 HP @ 6000 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2004 Alfa Romeo 156 should accelerate faster than 2001 Toyota Avensis. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2004 Alfa Romeo 156 weights approximately 76 kg more than 2001 Toyota Avensis. 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, 2004 Alfa Romeo 156 (300 Nm @ 4800 RPM) has 108 more torque (in Nm) than 2001 Toyota Avensis. (192 Nm @ 4000 RPM). This means 2004 Alfa Romeo 156 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2001 Toyota Avensis. 2001 Toyota Avensis 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. 2001 Toyota Avensis will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

2004 Alfa Romeo 156 2001 Toyota Avensis
Make Alfa Romeo Toyota
Model 156 Avensis
Year Released 2004 2001
Body Type Station Wagon Station Wagon
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 3179 cc 1997 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 247 HP 148 HP
Engine RPM 6200 RPM 6000 RPM
Torque 300 Nm 192 Nm
Torque RPM 4800 RPM 4000 RPM
Engine Bore Size 93 mm 86 mm
Engine Stroke Size 78 mm 86 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 10.5:1 9.8:1
Top Speed 250 km/hour 180 km/hour
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 7 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1536 kg 1460 kg
Vehicle Length 4450 mm 4660 mm
Vehicle Width 1750 mm 1770 mm
Vehicle Height 1400 mm 1680 mm
Wheelbase Size 2710 mm 2710 mm
Fuel Consumption Overall 12.3 L/100km 8.9 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 63 L 60 L


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