The horsepower of the Volkswagen Passat B6 Sedan 2.0 TDI-CR DPF 170HP manual is by 21 % bigger in comparison to the Alfa Romeo 159 Sedan 1.8 MPI 16v 140HP manual. Because the difference is not big this should not affect the car performance to a large extent.
The fuel economy is distinctly to Volkswagen's advantage. This car uses 29 % less oil in the mixed cycle compared to the Alfa Romeo 159. It is also worth to know that average fuel consumption in the mixed cycle for the mid-size class, in which the Volkswagen is classified, equals to 7.7 l whereas the Volkswagen Passat B6 Sedan uses by 28 percent less amount of fuel than the average.
The Volkswagen Passat B6 Sedan 2.0 TDI-CR DPF 170HP manual has 100 percent more torque than the Alfa Romeo 159. Although the vast majority of drivers do not take into consideration the maximum torque when buying a car, it describes the best how fast a car is speeding up. In this case the difference is substantial thus the Volkswagen Passat B6 Sedan 2.0 TDI-CR DPF 170HP manual will give you better feeling of driving.
The Volkswagen uses 29 % fewer fuel running around the town in relation to the Alfa Romeo 159 Sedan 1.8 MPI 16v 140HP manual. The difference in the amount of 3 l is quite significant in daily use of the automobile. What is more, in a long term it will even bring you significant savings. Bear in mind that fuel consumption may vary depending on how you drive
Acceleration 0-100 km/h
A little difference at the level of 1.6 s shows that the Alfa Romeo is somewhat beaten in this confrontation. In the „large family cars” class, to which the Alfa Romeo 159 is assigned, the medium acceleration is 9.9 s and is by 3 % faster than acceleration of Alfa Romeo’s car.
With more luggage capacity the Volkswagen will have much more room for loading things and be more usefull car than the Alfa Romeo 159. If the capacity of the boot is important to you, the Volkswagen Passat B6 will be better to buy because it is around 40 percent larger than the trunk of the Alfa Romeo 159 Sedan.
The top speed possible to be reached by the Volkswagen Passat B6 Sedan 2.0 TDI-CR DPF 170HP manual is greater in comparison to this of the Alfa Romeo by 17 kilometers per hour, which allows the Volkswagen Passat B6 Sedan to overcome faster long distance of highway. The difference at the level of 17 kilometers per hour is small and will not be a very noticable in everyday driving.
Maximal torque RPM
This big difference results from the fact that both compared vehicles are equipped with different engines. The Volkswagen is equipped with the diesel engine while the Alfa Romeo 159 Sedan 1.8 MPI 16v 140HP manual is equipped with the petrol engine. As both cars have different kinds of engines, comparing this characteristic seems to be pointless.
The wheelbase of a car equals the distance between its front and rear wheels. The wheelbase significantly affects the driving due to more appropriate car's weight distribution. Volkswagen Passat B6 Sedan 2.0 TDI-CR DPF 170HP manual has 14 mm longer wheelbase distance when compared to Alfa Romeo 159 Sedan 1.8 MPI 16v 140HP manual. Wheelbase dimensions are important to the balance and steering. Hence, the mass of Volkswagen should be better distributed and driving should be smoother and safer.
Number of gears
The Volkswagen have a higher speed count
in comparison to the Alfa Romeo 159 which means
that Volkswagen Passat B6 Sedan would achieve
better speeding up and lesser fuel consumption. But the difference is quiet
little and if you are not drag
racer at a timed event you would not
observe the difference.
The Volkswagen Passat B6 has 10 % bigger engine size in comparison to the Alfa Romeo. For the reason that the difference is little, the Volkswagen Passat B6 Sedan should accelerate a bit faster, of course if other paramerters are does not play a role.
Maximum load capacity
The Volkswagen is 105 millimeters longer than the Alfa Romeo 159 Sedan. The length of the car is important when it comes to driving comfort and room in the trunk. The Volkswagen Passat B6 probably will be offering to it's users more space for legs. Aditionally the Volkswagen Passat B6 will be better driven ,however, the Alfa Romeo 159 will be a bit easier for parking due to shorter length of the body.
If you are a tall man or you carry in the trunk stuffs of big size, the Volkswagen Passat B6 Sedan 2.0 TDI-CR DPF 170HP manual, which is by 4 percent higher than the Alfa Romeo 159, would be better pick for you. However, presented vehicles do not differ much when it comes to its height and it should not be much noticeable.