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2009 Land Rover Defender vs. 1988 Alfa Romeo 164

To start off, 2009 Land Rover Defender is newer by 21 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1988 Alfa Romeo 164. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1988 Alfa Romeo 164 would be higher. At 2,500 cc (4 cylinders), 1988 Alfa Romeo 164 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1988 Alfa Romeo 164 (123 HP @ 4200 RPM) has 3 more horse power than 2009 Land Rover Defender. (120 HP @ 3500 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 1988 Alfa Romeo 164 should accelerate faster than 2009 Land Rover Defender. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2009 Land Rover Defender weights approximately 1218 kg more than 1988 Alfa Romeo 164.

Because 2009 Land Rover Defender is four wheel drive (4WD), it will have significant more traction and grip than 1988 Alfa Romeo 164. In wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2009 Land Rover Defender 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, 2009 Land Rover Defender (360 Nm @ 2000 RPM) has 66 more torque (in Nm) than 1988 Alfa Romeo 164. (294 Nm @ 2000 RPM). This means 2009 Land Rover Defender will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1988 Alfa Romeo 164.

Compare all specifications:

2009 Land Rover Defender 1988 Alfa Romeo 164
Make Land Rover Alfa Romeo
Model Defender 164
Year Released 2009 1988
Body Type SUV Sedan
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2402 cc 2500 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 120 HP 123 HP
Engine RPM 3500 RPM 4200 RPM
Torque 360 Nm 294 Nm
Torque RPM 2000 RPM 2000 RPM
Engine Compression Ratio 17.5:1 22.0:1
Drive Type 4WD Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 4 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 3 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 2708 kg 1490 kg
Vehicle Length 3900 mm 4560 mm
Vehicle Width 1970 mm 1770 mm
Vehicle Height 1930 mm 1410 mm
Wheelbase Size 2370 mm 2670 mm
Fuel Consumption Overall 24.4 L/100km 5.8 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 60 L 70 L


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