Alfa 159 vs SEAT Exeo - specifications

 Alfa Romeo 159 LussoSEAT Exeo Sport
On the road price/total as tested"£23,850/£25,495""£21,455/£23,585"
"Residual value (after 3yrs/36,000)""£9,182/38.3%""£7,767/36.2%"
Annual tax liability std/higher rate"£906/£1,813""£901/£1,802"
Annual fuel cost (12k/20k miles)"£1,703/£2,838""£1,650/£2,751"
Ins grp/quote/road tax band/costTBA/£961/F/12527/£723/G/£150
Cost of 1st/2nd/3rd service£182/£269/£242£228/£305/£228
Engine"4cyl in-line/1,956cc""4cyl in-line/1,968cc"
Peak power "170/4,000 bhp/rpm""168/4,200 bhp/rpm"
Peak torque "360/1,750 Nm/rpm""350/1,750 Nm/rpm"
Transmission 6-spd man/fwd6-spd man/fwd
Fuel tank capacity/spare wheel70 litres/sp. saver70 litres/sp. saver
Boot capacity 405 litres460 litres
Kerbweight/payload/towing weight"1,490/550/1,500kg""1,455/560/1,600kg"
Turning circle11.1 metres11.2 metres
Basic warranty (miles)/recovery3yrs (unltd)/3yrs"3yrs (60,000)/2yrs"
Service intervals/UK dealers"21,000miles/46 ""10,000 miles/128"
Driver Power manufacturer/dealer pos.29th/22th22th/23th
Euro NCAP: Adult/child/ped./points34/40/9/83N/A
0-60/30-70mph8.7/7.9 secs8.8/8.3 secs
30-50mph in 3rd/4th 3.5/5.4 secs3.3/5.3 secs
50-70mph in 5th/6th 6.7/9.4 secs6.8/10.1 secs
Top speed/rpm at 70mph "136mph/2,000rpm""142mph/2,000rpm"
Braking 70-0/60-0/30-0mph 49.8/36.3/9.3m48.4/35.0/8.8m
Noise levels outside/idle/30/70mph69/48/62/71dB67/47/62/70dB
Auto Express economy/range34.6mpg/533 miles35.7mpg/550 miles
Govt urban/extra-urban/combined 39.8/64.2/52.3mpg34.9/61.4/47.9mpg
Actual/claimed CO2/tax bracket219/142g/km/19%212/153g/km/21%
Airbags/Isofix/parking sensorsEight/yes/yesSix/yes/yes
Climate control/power-fold mirrorsYes/yesYes/yes
Cruise ctrl/trip computer/stability ctrlYes/yes/yesYes/yes/yes
Metallic paint/leather upholstery £500/yes£370/£905
Split-fold seats/CD player/aux inNo/yes/yesYes/yes/yes

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