1975 Lancia Beta vs. 2004 Fiat Ulysse

To start off, 2004 Fiat Ulysse is newer by 29 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, 2004 Fiat Ulysse (138 HP @ 5800 RPM) has 23 more horse power than 1975 Lancia Beta. (115 HP @ 5500 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2004 Fiat Ulysse should accelerate faster than 1975 Lancia Beta. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2004 Fiat Ulysse weights approximately 585 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, 2004 Fiat Ulysse (191 Nm @ 4100 RPM) has 15 more torque (in Nm) than 1975 Lancia Beta. (176 Nm @ 2800 RPM). This means 2004 Fiat Ulysse will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1975 Lancia Beta. 2004 Fiat Ulysse 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. 2004 Fiat Ulysse will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

1975 Lancia Beta 2004 Fiat Ulysse
Make Lancia Fiat
Model Beta Ulysse
Year Released 1975 2004
Body Type Hatchback Minivan
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1995 cc 1910 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 115 HP 138 HP
Engine RPM 5500 RPM 5800 RPM
Torque 176 Nm 191 Nm
Torque RPM 2800 RPM 4100 RPM
Engine Bore Size 84 mm 85 mm
Engine Stroke Size 90 mm 88 mm
Top Speed 180 km/hour 185 km/hour
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Doors 3 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1060 kg 1645 kg
Vehicle Length 4290 mm 4730 mm
Vehicle Width 1660 mm 1870 mm
Vehicle Height 1330 mm 1760 mm
Wheelbase Size 2550 mm 2830 mm