1975 Lancia Beta vs. 2005 Nissan Sentra

To start off, 2005 Nissan Sentra is newer by 30 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 2,507 cc (4 cylinders), 2005 Nissan Sentra is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2005 Nissan Sentra (165 HP @ 3600 RPM) has 50 more horse power than 1975 Lancia Beta. (115 HP @ 5500 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2005 Nissan Sentra should accelerate faster than 1975 Lancia Beta. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2005 Nissan Sentra weights approximately 194 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, 2005 Nissan Sentra (244 Nm) has 68 more torque (in Nm) than 1975 Lancia Beta. (176 Nm). This means 2005 Nissan Sentra will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1975 Lancia Beta.

Compare all specifications:

1975 Lancia Beta 2005 Nissan Sentra
Make Lancia Nissan
Model Beta Sentra
Year Released 1975 2005
Body Type Hatchback Sedan
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1995 cc 2507 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 115 HP 165 HP
Engine RPM 5500 RPM 3600 RPM
Torque 176 Nm 244 Nm
Engine Bore Size 84 mm 89 mm
Engine Stroke Size 90 mm 100 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 8.9:1 9.5:1
Drive Type Front Front
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 3 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1060 kg 1254 kg
Vehicle Length 4290 mm 4520 mm
Vehicle Width 1660 mm 1720 mm
Vehicle Height 1330 mm 1420 mm
Wheelbase Size 2550 mm 2540 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 51 L 50 L


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