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2005 Alfa Romeo 156 vs. 2008 Jeep Cherokee

To start off, 2008 Jeep Cherokee is newer by 3 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2005 Alfa Romeo 156. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2005 Alfa Romeo 156 would be higher. At 3,701 cc (6 cylinders), 2008 Jeep Cherokee is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2008 Jeep Cherokee (210 HP @ 5200 RPM) has 25 more horse power than 2005 Alfa Romeo 156. (185 HP @ 5000 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2008 Jeep Cherokee should accelerate faster than 2005 Alfa Romeo 156. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2008 Jeep Cherokee weights approximately 339 kg more than 2005 Alfa Romeo 156. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 2008 Jeep Cherokee is four wheel drive (4WD), it will have significant more traction and grip than 2005 Alfa Romeo 156. In wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2008 Jeep Cherokee 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, 2008 Jeep Cherokee (307 Nm @ 4000 RPM) has 85 more torque (in Nm) than 2005 Alfa Romeo 156. (222 Nm @ 5000 RPM). This means 2008 Jeep Cherokee will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2005 Alfa Romeo 156. 2008 Jeep Cherokee has automatic transmission and 2005 Alfa Romeo 156 has manual transmission. 2005 Alfa Romeo 156 will offer better control over acceleration and deceleration in addition to better fuel efficiency overall. 2008 Jeep Cherokee will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

2005 Alfa Romeo 156 2008 Jeep Cherokee
Make Alfa Romeo Jeep
Model 156 Cherokee
Year Released 2005 2008
Body Type Station Wagon SUV
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2492 cc 3701 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type V V
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 2 valves
Horse Power 185 HP 210 HP
Engine RPM 5000 RPM 5200 RPM
Torque 222 Nm 307 Nm
Torque RPM 5000 RPM 4000 RPM
Engine Bore Size 88 mm 93 mm
Engine Stroke Size 68.3 mm 90.8 mm
Top Speed 225 km/hour 180 km/hour
Acceleration 0-100mph 8.4 seconds 10.8 seconds
Drive Type Front 4WD
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1490 kg 1829 kg
Vehicle Length 4450 mm 4510 mm
Vehicle Width 1750 mm 1830 mm
Vehicle Height 1440 mm 1820 mm
Wheelbase Size 2710 mm 2650 mm
Fuel Consumption Overall 11.8 L/100km 13.2 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 72 L 78 L


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