1975 Lancia Beta vs. 2008 SsangYong Rodius

To start off, 2008 SsangYong Rodius 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 2,696 cc (5 cylinders), 2008 SsangYong Rodius is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2008 SsangYong Rodius (161 HP @ 4000 RPM) has 46 more horse power than 1975 Lancia Beta. (115 HP @ 5500 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2008 SsangYong Rodius should accelerate faster than 1975 Lancia Beta. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2008 SsangYong Rodius weights approximately 1160 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 SsangYong Rodius 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 SsangYong Rodius 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 SsangYong Rodius (342 Nm @ 1800 RPM) has 166 more torque (in Nm) than 1975 Lancia Beta. (176 Nm @ 2800 RPM). This means 2008 SsangYong Rodius will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1975 Lancia Beta.

Compare all specifications:

1975 Lancia Beta 2008 SsangYong Rodius
Make Lancia SsangYong
Model Beta Rodius
Year Released 1975 2008
Body Type Hatchback Minivan
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1995 cc 2696 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 5 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 115 HP 161 HP
Engine RPM 5500 RPM 4000 RPM
Torque 176 Nm 342 Nm
Torque RPM 2800 RPM 1800 RPM
Engine Bore Size 84 mm 86.2 mm
Engine Stroke Size 90 mm 92.4 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 8.9:1 18.0:1
Top Speed 180 km/hour 174 km/hour
Drive Type Front 4WD
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 7 seats
Number of Doors 3 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1060 kg 2220 kg
Vehicle Length 4290 mm 5130 mm
Vehicle Width 1660 mm 1920 mm
Vehicle Height 1330 mm 1830 mm
Wheelbase Size 2550 mm 3010 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 51 L 80 L


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