1975 Lancia Beta vs. 1999 Toyota Retro Cruiser

To start off, 1999 Toyota Retro Cruiser 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 4,500 cc (6 cylinders), 1999 Toyota Retro Cruiser is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1999 Toyota Retro Cruiser (212 HP @ 4600 RPM) has 97 more horse power than 1975 Lancia Beta. (115 HP @ 5500 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 1999 Toyota Retro Cruiser should accelerate faster than 1975 Lancia Beta. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1999 Toyota Retro Cruiser weights approximately 555 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 Toyota Retro Cruiser 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 Toyota Retro Cruiser 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 Toyota Retro Cruiser (373 Nm) has 197 more torque (in Nm) than 1975 Lancia Beta. (176 Nm). This means 1999 Toyota Retro Cruiser will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1975 Lancia Beta. 1999 Toyota Retro Cruiser 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. 1999 Toyota Retro Cruiser will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

1975 Lancia Beta 1999 Toyota Retro Cruiser
Make Lancia Toyota
Model Beta Retro Cruiser
Year Released 1975 1999
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1995 cc 4500 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 115 HP 212 HP
Engine RPM 5500 RPM 4600 RPM
Torque 176 Nm 373 Nm
Drive Type Front 4WD
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 4 seats
Vehicle Weight 1060 kg 1615 kg
Wheelbase Size 2550 mm 2600 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 51 L 60 L


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