2005 Alfa Romeo 159 vs. 2004 Volkswagen Jetta

To start off, 2005 Alfa Romeo 159 is newer by 1 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2004 Volkswagen Jetta. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2004 Volkswagen Jetta would be higher. At 3,175 cc (6 cylinders), 2005 Alfa Romeo 159 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2005 Alfa Romeo 159 (247 HP @ 6200 RPM) has 132 more horse power than 2004 Volkswagen Jetta. (115 HP @ 4000 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2005 Alfa Romeo 159 should accelerate faster than 2004 Volkswagen Jetta. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2005 Alfa Romeo 159 weights approximately 442 kg more than 2004 Volkswagen Jetta. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 2005 Alfa Romeo 159 is four wheel drive (4WD), it will have significant more traction and grip than 2004 Volkswagen Jetta. In wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2005 Alfa Romeo 159 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, 2005 Alfa Romeo 159 (322 Nm) has 157 more torque (in Nm) than 2004 Volkswagen Jetta. (165 Nm). This means 2005 Alfa Romeo 159 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2004 Volkswagen Jetta.

Compare all specifications:

2005 Alfa Romeo 159 2004 Volkswagen Jetta
Make Alfa Romeo Volkswagen
Model 159 Jetta
Year Released 2005 2004
Body Type Sedan Sedan
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 3175 cc 1981 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 2 valves
Horse Power 247 HP 115 HP
Engine RPM 6200 RPM 4000 RPM
Torque 322 Nm 165 Nm
Engine Bore Size 87.5 mm 83 mm
Engine Stroke Size 88 mm 93 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 11.3:1 10.0:1
Drive Type 4WD Front
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1740 kg 1298 kg
Vehicle Length 4670 mm 4380 mm
Vehicle Width 1830 mm 1740 mm
Vehicle Height 1420 mm 1450 mm
Wheelbase Size 2710 mm 2520 mm
Fuel Consumption Highway 8.7 L/100km 7.6 L/100km
Fuel Consumption City 16.1 L/100km 9.8 L/100km
Fuel Consumption Overall 11.7 L/100km 8.7 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 70 L 55 L


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