1975 Lancia Beta vs. 2005 Skoda Octavia

To start off, 2005 Skoda Octavia 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 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 1 more horse power than 2005 Skoda Octavia. (114 HP @ 6000 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1975 Lancia Beta should accelerate faster than 2005 Skoda Octavia. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2005 Skoda Octavia weights approximately 205 kg more than 1975 Lancia Beta.

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 20 more torque (in Nm) than 2005 Skoda Octavia. (156 Nm @ 4000 RPM). This means 1975 Lancia Beta will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2005 Skoda Octavia.

Compare all specifications:

1975 Lancia Beta 2005 Skoda Octavia
Make Lancia Skoda
Model Beta Octavia
Year Released 1975 2005
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1995 cc 1598 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 115 HP 114 HP
Engine RPM 5500 RPM 6000 RPM
Torque 176 Nm 156 Nm
Torque RPM 2800 RPM 4000 RPM
Engine Bore Size 84 mm 81 mm
Engine Stroke Size 90 mm 77.4 mm
Top Speed 180 km/hour 190 km/hour
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 3 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1060 kg 1265 kg
Vehicle Length 4290 mm 4520 mm
Vehicle Width 1660 mm 1740 mm
Vehicle Height 1330 mm 1460 mm
Wheelbase Size 2550 mm 2580 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 51 L 55 L