1975 Lancia Beta vs. 1979 Subaru Leone

To start off, 1979 Subaru Leone is newer by 4 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1975 Lancia Beta. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1975 Lancia Beta would be higher. At 1,995 cc (4 cylinders), 1975 Lancia Beta is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1975 Lancia Beta (115 HP @ 5500 RPM) has 34 more horse power than 1979 Subaru Leone. (81 HP @ 5200 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1975 Lancia Beta should accelerate faster than 1979 Subaru Leone. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1975 Lancia Beta weights approximately 75 kg more than 1979 Subaru Leone. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 1979 Subaru Leone is four wheel drive (4WD), it will have significant more traction and grip than 1975 Lancia Beta. In wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 1979 Subaru Leone will offer significantly more control. 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, 1975 Lancia Beta (176 Nm @ 2800 RPM) has 41 more torque (in Nm) than 1979 Subaru Leone. (135 Nm @ 2400 RPM). This means 1975 Lancia Beta will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1979 Subaru Leone.

Compare all specifications:

1975 Lancia Beta 1979 Subaru Leone
Make Lancia Subaru
Model Beta Leone
Year Released 1975 1979
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1995 cc 1781 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 115 HP 81 HP
Engine RPM 5500 RPM 5200 RPM
Torque 176 Nm 135 Nm
Torque RPM 2800 RPM 2400 RPM
Drive Type Front 4WD
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Doors 3 doors 3 doors
Vehicle Weight 1060 kg 985 kg
Vehicle Length 4290 mm 3870 mm
Vehicle Width 1660 mm 1620 mm
Vehicle Height 1330 mm 1370 mm
Wheelbase Size 2550 mm 2390 mm


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