1975 Lancia Beta vs. 1999 Nissan Xterra

To start off, 1999 Nissan Xterra is newer by 24 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 3,275 cc (6 cylinders), 1999 Nissan Xterra is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1999 Nissan Xterra (177 HP @ 4800 RPM) has 62 more horse power than 1975 Lancia Beta. (115 HP @ 5500 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 1999 Nissan Xterra should accelerate faster than 1975 Lancia Beta. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1999 Nissan Xterra weights approximately 620 kg more than 1975 Lancia Beta. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 1999 Nissan Xterra 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, 1999 Nissan Xterra 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, 1999 Nissan Xterra (274 Nm @ 2800 RPM) has 98 more torque (in Nm) than 1975 Lancia Beta. (176 Nm @ 2800 RPM). This means 1999 Nissan Xterra will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1975 Lancia Beta.

Compare all specifications:

1975 Lancia Beta 1999 Nissan Xterra
Make Lancia Nissan
Model Beta Xterra
Year Released 1975 1999
Body Type Hatchback SUV
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1995 cc 3275 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Horse Power 115 HP 177 HP
Engine RPM 5500 RPM 4800 RPM
Torque 176 Nm 274 Nm
Torque RPM 2800 RPM 2800 RPM
Engine Bore Size 84 mm 92.1 mm
Engine Stroke Size 90 mm 83 mm
Drive Type Front 4WD
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 3 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1060 kg 1680 kg
Vehicle Length 4290 mm 4530 mm
Vehicle Width 1660 mm 1800 mm
Vehicle Height 1330 mm 1900 mm
Wheelbase Size 2550 mm 2660 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 51 L 73 L


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