1975 Lancia Beta vs. 2002 Renault Laguna

To start off, 2002 Renault Laguna is newer by 27 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 1,998 cc (4 cylinders), 2002 Renault Laguna is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2002 Renault Laguna (163 HP @ 5000 RPM) has 48 more horse power than 1975 Lancia Beta. (115 HP @ 5500 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2002 Renault Laguna should accelerate faster than 1975 Lancia Beta. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2002 Renault Laguna weights approximately 295 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, 2002 Renault Laguna (270 Nm @ 3250 RPM) has 94 more torque (in Nm) than 1975 Lancia Beta. (176 Nm @ 2800 RPM). This means 2002 Renault Laguna will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1975 Lancia Beta.

Compare all specifications:

1975 Lancia Beta 2002 Renault Laguna
Make Lancia Renault
Model Beta Laguna
Year Released 1975 2002
Body Type Hatchback Sedan
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1995 cc 1998 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 115 HP 163 HP
Engine RPM 5500 RPM 5000 RPM
Torque 176 Nm 270 Nm
Torque RPM 2800 RPM 3250 RPM
Engine Bore Size 84 mm 82.7 mm
Engine Stroke Size 90 mm 93 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 8.9:1 9.5:1
Top Speed 180 km/hour 218 km/hour
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 3 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1060 kg 1355 kg
Vehicle Length 4290 mm 4580 mm
Vehicle Width 1660 mm 1780 mm
Vehicle Height 1330 mm 1440 mm
Wheelbase Size 2550 mm 2720 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 51 L 70 L


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