2008 Ford Galaxy vs. 2006 Seat Altea

To start off, 2008 Ford Galaxy is newer by 2 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2006 Seat Altea. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2006 Seat Altea would be higher. At 1,997 cc (4 cylinders), 2008 Ford Galaxy is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2008 Ford Galaxy (143 HP @ 6000 RPM) has 42 more horse power than 2006 Seat Altea. (101 HP @ 5600 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2008 Ford Galaxy should accelerate faster than 2006 Seat Altea. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2006 Seat Altea weights approximately 210 kg more than 2008 Ford Galaxy.

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, 2008 Ford Galaxy (185 Nm @ 4500 RPM) has 37 more torque (in Nm) than 2006 Seat Altea. (148 Nm @ 3800 RPM). This means 2008 Ford Galaxy will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2006 Seat Altea.

Compare all specifications:

2008 Ford Galaxy 2006 Seat Altea
Make Ford Seat
Model Galaxy Altea
Year Released 2008 2006
Body Type Minivan Minivan
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1997 cc 1596 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 2 valves
Horse Power 143 HP 101 HP
Engine RPM 6000 RPM 5600 RPM
Torque 185 Nm 148 Nm
Torque RPM 4500 RPM 3800 RPM
Engine Bore Size 87.5 mm 81 mm
Engine Stroke Size 83.1 mm 77.4 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 10.8:1 10.5:1
Fuel Type Gasoline - Premium Gasoline - Premium
Top Speed 194 km/hour 181 km/hour
Acceleration 0-100mph 11.2 seconds 12.8 seconds
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1110 kg 1320 kg
Vehicle Length 4830 mm 4290 mm
Vehicle Width 1890 mm 1770 mm
Vehicle Height 1770 mm 1570 mm
Wheelbase Size 2490 mm 2590 mm
Fuel Consumption Overall 8.2 L/100km 7.6 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 70 L 55 L


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