1975 Lancia Beta vs. 2008 Suzuki Grand Vitara

To start off, 2008 Suzuki Grand Vitara 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 1,997 cc (4 cylinders), 2008 Suzuki Grand Vitara is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1975 Lancia Beta (115 HP @ 5500 RPM) has 7 more horse power than 2008 Suzuki Grand Vitara. (108 HP @ 4000 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1975 Lancia Beta should accelerate faster than 2008 Suzuki Grand Vitara. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2008 Suzuki Grand Vitara weights approximately 415 kg more than 1975 Lancia Beta.

Because 2008 Suzuki Grand Vitara 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 Suzuki Grand Vitara 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 Suzuki Grand Vitara (250 Nm @ 1750 RPM) has 74 more torque (in Nm) than 1975 Lancia Beta. (176 Nm @ 2800 RPM). This means 2008 Suzuki Grand Vitara will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1975 Lancia Beta.

Compare all specifications:

1975 Lancia Beta 2008 Suzuki Grand Vitara
Make Lancia Suzuki
Model Beta Grand Vitara
Year Released 1975 2008
Body Type Hatchback SUV
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1995 cc 1997 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 115 HP 108 HP
Engine RPM 5500 RPM 4000 RPM
Torque 176 Nm 250 Nm
Torque RPM 2800 RPM 1750 RPM
Engine Compression Ratio 8.9:1 17.6:1
Top Speed 180 km/hour 145 km/hour
Drive Type Front 4WD
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 3 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1060 kg 1475 kg
Vehicle Length 4290 mm 4200 mm
Vehicle Width 1660 mm 1790 mm
Vehicle Height 1330 mm 1750 mm
Wheelbase Size 2550 mm 2490 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 51 L 66 L


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