The Volkswagen Passat B6 uses 2.4 l fewer amount of fuel in the mixed cycle in relation to the Alfa Romeo. The difference in the amount of 33 percent will be quite very appreciable in day-to-day usage of the vehicle. In the long period of time it will bring you a considerable reduction of costs.
The Volkswagen uses 3 liters of diesel less in the city compared to the Alfa Romeo 156 II. The Volkswagen Passat B6 Variant, that comes from middle class, uses 4.5 l fewer oil, which is by 42 percent better result in comparison to the average in the same class. The difference in fuel efficiency between compared vehicles is really big, so note that in order to the the comparison was adequate, you should pick up cars of similar characteristics.
With more boot size the Volkswagen Passat B6 Variant 2.0 TDI-CR DPF 110HP manual will have much more room for transporting things and be more functional one than the Alfa Romeo. If the capacity of the boot is what does appeal to you, the Volkswagen Passat B6 Variant will be better to buy because it is about 68 percent larger than the trunk of its contender.
Trunk capacity with seats down
The maximum speed possible to be reached by the Volkswagen Passat B6 is greater in comparison to of the Alfa Romeo 156 II Crosswagon Q4 1.9 16V JTD M-Jet 150HP manual 4x4 by 4 kilometers per hour, which allows the Volkswagen Passat B6 to overcome faster large distance of highway. The difference at the level of 2 % is little and will be negligible in everyday driving.
Maximal torque RPM
The rotational speed where the highest torque is reached indicates how fast an engine reaches its full efficiency with growth in rmp. The lower rmp or the wider range at which the torque has the highest value, the more the engine is flexible and the kick of acceleration should be felt faster.
The width of the car influences on passanger's inner room and stability of driving. The Volkswagen Passat B6 Variant is 4 % wider in relation to the Alfa Romeo. It is often clearly perceptible by driver and passenger in front, who have more room for their elbows.
The Alfa Romeo 156 II gives way to the Volkswagen Passat B6 Variant 2.0 TDI-CR DPF 110HP manual in the category of fuel tank capacity. The Volkswagen Passat B6 Variant 2.0 TDI-CR DPF 110HP manual is able to take by 37 percent more fuel in comparison to the Alfa Romeo 156 II.
The Volkswagen Passat B6 Variant 2.0 TDI-CR DPF 110HP manual has 119 mm longer wheelbase in comparison to Alfa Romeo. Consequently the Volkswagen Passat B6 Variant 2.0 TDI-CR DPF 110HP manual is safer and has a better stability. Besides, longer wheelbase has impact on convenient and more comfortable driving.
The Volkswagen has by 57 cubic centimeters greater engine capacity in relation to the Alfa Romeo 156 II Crosswagon Q4. This play a little role as far as acceleration is concerned, as both figures does not differ much.
Maximum load capacity
The Volkswagen Passat B6 is 329 mm longer when compared to the Alfa Romeo 156 II Crosswagon Q4 1.9 16V JTD M-Jet 150HP manual 4x4. Long vehicles have more interior space and in most cases provide bigger trunk. Although the Volkswagen occurs to be better option for families or persons who appreciate soft, smooth long-distance rides that make them feel fresh and relaxed upon arriving, the Alfa Romeo 156 II may appeal to city drivers as it will not make troubles with parking and will have smaller turning radius.
Model release date
Given that the Alfa Romeo 156 II debuted only 2 years prior to the Volkswagen Passat B6 Variant, the distance in technology used in both cars shouldn’t be really huge, however, the Volkswagen Passat B6 might have slightly more modern solutions used in it.
The higher a vehicle is, the the more convenient is a getting in to it and greater possibility of putting big amount of luggage to it. The difference between these two cars at the level of 20 mm to the advantage of the Volkswagen Passat B6 is insignificant and should not be really noticeable.