1975 Lancia Beta vs. 2003 Suzuki Swift

To start off, 2003 Suzuki Swift 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 1,995 cc (4 cylinders), 1975 Lancia Beta is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1975 Lancia Beta (115 HP @ 5500 RPM) has 63 more horse power than 2003 Suzuki Swift. (52 HP @ 5700 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1975 Lancia Beta should accelerate faster than 2003 Suzuki Swift. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1975 Lancia Beta weights approximately 320 kg more than 2003 Suzuki Swift. 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, 1975 Lancia Beta (176 Nm @ 2800 RPM) has 100 more torque (in Nm) than 2003 Suzuki Swift. (76 Nm @ 3300 RPM). This means 1975 Lancia Beta will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2003 Suzuki Swift.

Compare all specifications:

1975 Lancia Beta 2003 Suzuki Swift
Make Lancia Suzuki
Model Beta Swift
Year Released 1975 2003
Body Type Hatchback Hatchback
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1995 cc 993 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 3 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 115 HP 52 HP
Engine RPM 5500 RPM 5700 RPM
Torque 176 Nm 76 Nm
Torque RPM 2800 RPM 3300 RPM
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 3 doors 3 doors
Vehicle Weight 1060 kg 740 kg
Vehicle Length 4290 mm 3850 mm
Vehicle Width 1660 mm 1600 mm
Vehicle Height 1330 mm 1390 mm
Wheelbase Size 2550 mm 2270 mm


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