1972 Lancia Fulvia vs. 1994 Plymouth Neon

To start off, 1994 Plymouth Neon is newer by 22 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1972 Lancia Fulvia. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1972 Lancia Fulvia would be higher. At 1,996 cc (4 cylinders), 1994 Plymouth Neon is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1994 Plymouth Neon (131 HP @ 5850 RPM) has 19 more horse power than 1972 Lancia Fulvia. (112 HP @ 6000 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 1994 Plymouth Neon should accelerate faster than 1972 Lancia Fulvia. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1994 Plymouth Neon weights approximately 149 kg more than 1972 Lancia Fulvia. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Both vehicles are front wheel drive (FWD). Which offers better traction when its slippery than rear wheel drive vehicles. 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, 1994 Plymouth Neon (175 Nm @ 4950 RPM) has 22 more torque (in Nm) than 1972 Lancia Fulvia. (153 Nm @ 4500 RPM). This means 1994 Plymouth Neon will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1972 Lancia Fulvia. 1994 Plymouth Neon has automatic transmission and 1972 Lancia Fulvia has manual transmission. 1972 Lancia Fulvia will offer better control over acceleration and deceleration in addition to better fuel efficiency overall. 1994 Plymouth Neon will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

1972 Lancia Fulvia 1994 Plymouth Neon
Make Lancia Plymouth
Model Fulvia Neon
Year Released 1972 1994
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1584 cc 1996 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 112 HP 131 HP
Engine RPM 6000 RPM 5850 RPM
Torque 153 Nm 175 Nm
Torque RPM 4500 RPM 4950 RPM
Engine Bore Size 82 mm 87.5 mm
Engine Stroke Size 75 mm 83 mm
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Doors 2 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 960 kg 1109 kg
Vehicle Length 4150 mm 4370 mm
Vehicle Width 1580 mm 1710 mm
Vehicle Height 1290 mm 1400 mm
Wheelbase Size 2340 mm 2650 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 70 L 79 L


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