1975 Lancia Beta vs. 1990 Toyota Carina

To start off, 1990 Toyota Carina is newer by 15 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 21 more horse power than 1990 Toyota Carina. (94 HP @ 6000 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1975 Lancia Beta should accelerate faster than 1990 Toyota Carina. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1975 Lancia Beta weights approximately 65 kg more than 1990 Toyota Carina. 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, 1975 Lancia Beta (176 Nm @ 2800 RPM) has 37 more torque (in Nm) than 1990 Toyota Carina. (139 Nm @ 3600 RPM). This means 1975 Lancia Beta will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1990 Toyota Carina.

Compare all specifications:

1975 Lancia Beta 1990 Toyota Carina
Make Lancia Toyota
Model Beta Carina
Year Released 1975 1990
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1995 cc 1587 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 115 HP 94 HP
Engine RPM 5500 RPM 6000 RPM
Torque 176 Nm 139 Nm
Torque RPM 2800 RPM 3600 RPM
Engine Bore Size 84 mm 85 mm
Engine Stroke Size 90 mm 70 mm
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 3 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Weight 1060 kg 995 kg
Vehicle Length 4290 mm 4450 mm
Vehicle Width 1660 mm 1640 mm
Vehicle Height 1330 mm 1380 mm
Wheelbase Size 2550 mm 2510 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 51 L 61 L


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