1975 Lancia Beta vs. 2003 Subaru Outback

To start off, 2003 Subaru Outback is newer by 28 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 2,457 cc (4 cylinders), 2003 Subaru Outback is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2003 Subaru Outback (154 HP @ 5600 RPM) has 39 more horse power than 1975 Lancia Beta. (115 HP @ 5500 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2003 Subaru Outback should accelerate faster than 1975 Lancia Beta. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2003 Subaru Outback weights approximately 410 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 2003 Subaru Outback 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, 2003 Subaru Outback 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, 2003 Subaru Outback (223 Nm @ 3600 RPM) has 47 more torque (in Nm) than 1975 Lancia Beta. (176 Nm @ 2800 RPM). This means 2003 Subaru Outback will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1975 Lancia Beta. 2003 Subaru Outback 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. 2003 Subaru Outback will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

1975 Lancia Beta 2003 Subaru Outback
Make Lancia Subaru
Model Beta Outback
Year Released 1975 2003
Body Type Hatchback Station Wagon
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1995 cc 2457 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line boxer
Horse Power 115 HP 154 HP
Engine RPM 5500 RPM 5600 RPM
Torque 176 Nm 223 Nm
Torque RPM 2800 RPM 3600 RPM
Engine Bore Size 84 mm 99.5 mm
Engine Stroke Size 90 mm 79 mm
Top Speed 180 km/hour 198 km/hour
Drive Type Front 4WD
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 3 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1060 kg 1470 kg
Vehicle Length 4290 mm 4730 mm
Vehicle Width 1660 mm 1780 mm
Vehicle Height 1330 mm 1550 mm
Wheelbase Size 2550 mm 2530 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 51 L 64 L


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