1975 Lancia Beta vs. 2005 Volkswagen Polo

To start off, 2005 Volkswagen Polo 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 41 more horse power than 2005 Volkswagen Polo. (74 HP @ 4000 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1975 Lancia Beta should accelerate faster than 2005 Volkswagen Polo. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2005 Volkswagen Polo weights approximately 230 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, 2005 Volkswagen Polo (195 Nm @ 2200 RPM) has 19 more torque (in Nm) than 1975 Lancia Beta. (176 Nm @ 2800 RPM). This means 2005 Volkswagen Polo will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1975 Lancia Beta.

Compare all specifications:

1975 Lancia Beta 2005 Volkswagen Polo
Make Lancia Volkswagen
Model Beta Polo
Year Released 1975 2005
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1995 cc 1422 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 3 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 115 HP 74 HP
Engine RPM 5500 RPM 4000 RPM
Torque 176 Nm 195 Nm
Torque RPM 2800 RPM 2200 RPM
Top Speed 180 km/hour 165 km/hour
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 3 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1060 kg 1290 kg
Wheelbase Size 2550 mm 2510 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 51 L 45 L