1975 Lancia Beta vs. 1986 Buick Century

To start off, 1986 Buick Century is newer by 11 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 3,800 cc (6 cylinders), 1986 Buick Century is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1986 Buick Century (150 HP) has 35 more horse power than 1975 Lancia Beta. (115 HP) In normal driving conditions, 1986 Buick Century should accelerate faster than 1975 Lancia Beta.

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, 1986 Buick Century (270 Nm) has 94 more torque (in Nm) than 1975 Lancia Beta. (176 Nm). This means 1986 Buick Century will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1975 Lancia Beta. 1986 Buick Century has automatic transmission and 1975 Lancia Beta has manual transmission. 1975 Lancia Beta will offer better control over acceleration and deceleration in addition to better fuel efficiency overall. 1986 Buick Century will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

1975 Lancia Beta 1986 Buick Century
Make Lancia Buick
Model Beta Century
Year Released 1975 1986
Body Type Hatchback Station Wagon
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1995 cc 3800 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Horse Power 115 HP 150 HP
Torque 176 Nm 270 Nm
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 3 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Length 4290 mm 4849 mm
Vehicle Width 1660 mm 1763 mm
Vehicle Height 1330 mm 1374 mm
Wheelbase Size 2550 mm 2664 mm