1975 Lancia Beta vs. 2001 Peugeot 307

To start off, 2001 Peugeot 307 is newer by 26 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. Both 1975 Lancia Beta and 2001 Peugeot 307 are equipped with a 1,995 cc engine. In terms of performance, 2001 Peugeot 307 (134 HP @ 6000 RPM) has 19 more horse power than 1975 Lancia Beta. (115 HP @ 5500 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2001 Peugeot 307 should accelerate faster than 1975 Lancia Beta. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2001 Peugeot 307 weights approximately 155 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.

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, 2001 Peugeot 307 (190 Nm @ 4100 RPM) has 14 more torque (in Nm) than 1975 Lancia Beta. (176 Nm @ 2800 RPM). This means 2001 Peugeot 307 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1975 Lancia Beta. 2001 Peugeot 307 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. 2001 Peugeot 307 will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

1975 Lancia Beta 2001 Peugeot 307
Make Lancia Peugeot
Model Beta 307
Year Released 1975 2001
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1995 cc 1995 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 115 HP 134 HP
Engine RPM 5500 RPM 6000 RPM
Torque 176 Nm 190 Nm
Torque RPM 2800 RPM 4100 RPM
Engine Bore Size 84 mm 85 mm
Engine Stroke Size 90 mm 88 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 8.9:1 11.0:1
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 3 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1060 kg 1215 kg
Vehicle Length 4290 mm 4210 mm
Vehicle Width 1660 mm 1760 mm
Vehicle Height 1330 mm 1520 mm
Wheelbase Size 2550 mm 2620 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 51 L 60 L


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