Honda Accord vs Alfa 159 - specifications

 Honda AccordAlfa 159
On-the-road price/total as tested£24,695/£26,340£24,150/£24,670
Residual value (after 3yrs/36,000)£10,347/41.9%£9,080/37.6%
Annual tax liability std/higher rate£988/£1,976£918/£1,835
Annual fuel cost (12,000/20,000 miles)£2,144/£3,573£2,309/£3,848
Ins group/quote/road tax band/cost24/£547/E/£11522/£534/E/£115
Cost of 1st/2nd/3rd service£175/£210/£300£378/£546/£455
Engine4cyl in-line/2,199cc4cyl in-line/1,956cc
Peak power 148/4,000 bhp/rpm136/4,000 bhp/rpm
Peak torque 350/2,000 Nm/rpm258/1,750 Nm/rpm
Transmission 6-spd man/fwd6-spd man/fwd
Fuel tank capacity/spare wheel65 litres/sealant kit70 litres/space saver
Boot capacity (seats up/down) 467 litres445 litres
Kerbweight/payload/towing weight1,558/490/1,700kg1,680/390/2,000kg
Turning circle/drag coefficient11.0 metres/N/A10.2 metres/0.33Cd
Basic warranty (miles)/recovery3yrs (90k)/3yrs3yrs (unltd)/3yrs
Service intervals/UK dealersVariable/19621,000 miles/46
Driver Power manufacturer/dealer pos.12th/3rd*25th/21st*
Euro NCAP: Adult/child/ped./stars86/79/54/55/4/1/83^
0-60/30-70mph10.0/9.4 secs11.4/11.2 secs
30-50mph in 3rd/4th 3.9/5.4 secs3.9/5.3 secs
50-70mph in 5th/6th 6.4/8.2 secs7.0/8.4 secs
Top speed/rpm at 70mph 131mph/2,100rpm126mph/2,000rpm
Braking 70-0/60-0/30-0mph 51.7/37.4/9.3m49.6/35.9/9.1m
Noise levels outside/idle/30/70mph65/27/42/67dB69/28/42/69dB
Auto Express economy/range36.4mpg/520 miles33.8mpg/520 miles
Govt urban/extra-urban/combined 41.5/64.2/53.3mpg42.8/67.3/55.4mpg
Actual/claimed CO2/tax bracket224/134g/km/19%
Airbags/Isofix/parking sensorsSix/yes/£505Six/yes/yes
Auto gearbox/stability/cruise control£1,435/yes/yesNo/yes/yes
Climate control/leather/heated seatsYes/no/noYes/yes/£200
Metallic paint/xenons/keyless go£490/no/yes£520/£800/no

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