1975 Lancia Beta vs. 2008 Nissan Pathfinder

To start off, 2008 Nissan Pathfinder is newer by 33 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 2,488 cc (4 cylinders), 2008 Nissan Pathfinder is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2008 Nissan Pathfinder (172 HP @ 4000 RPM) has 57 more horse power than 1975 Lancia Beta. (115 HP @ 5500 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2008 Nissan Pathfinder should accelerate faster than 1975 Lancia Beta. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2008 Nissan Pathfinder weights approximately 1178 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.

Because 2008 Nissan Pathfinder is four wheel drive (4WD), it will have significant more traction and grip than 1975 Lancia Beta. In wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2008 Nissan Pathfinder will offer significantly more control. 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, 2008 Nissan Pathfinder (403 Nm @ 2000 RPM) has 227 more torque (in Nm) than 1975 Lancia Beta. (176 Nm @ 2800 RPM). This means 2008 Nissan Pathfinder will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1975 Lancia Beta.

Compare all specifications:

1975 Lancia Beta 2008 Nissan Pathfinder
Make Lancia Nissan
Model Beta Pathfinder
Year Released 1975 2008
Body Type Hatchback SUV
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1995 cc 2488 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 115 HP 172 HP
Engine RPM 5500 RPM 4000 RPM
Torque 176 Nm 403 Nm
Torque RPM 2800 RPM 2000 RPM
Engine Bore Size 84 mm 89 mm
Engine Stroke Size 90 mm 100 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 8.9:1 16.5:1
Top Speed 180 km/hour 175 km/hour
Drive Type Front 4WD
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 3 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1060 kg 2238 kg
Vehicle Length 4290 mm 4750 mm
Vehicle Width 1660 mm 1860 mm
Vehicle Height 1330 mm 1790 mm
Wheelbase Size 2550 mm 2860 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 51 L 80 L


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