1975 Lancia Beta vs. 2009 Mazda 5

To start off, 2009 Mazda 5 is newer by 34 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 1,999 cc (4 cylinders), 2009 Mazda 5 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2009 Mazda 5 (144 HP @ 6500 RPM) has 29 more horse power than 1975 Lancia Beta. (115 HP @ 5500 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2009 Mazda 5 should accelerate faster than 1975 Lancia Beta. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2009 Mazda 5 weights approximately 356 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.

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, 2009 Mazda 5 (185 Nm @ 4000 RPM) has 9 more torque (in Nm) than 1975 Lancia Beta. (176 Nm @ 2800 RPM). This means 2009 Mazda 5 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1975 Lancia Beta.

Compare all specifications:

1975 Lancia Beta 2009 Mazda 5
Make Lancia Mazda
Model Beta 5
Year Released 1975 2009
Body Type Hatchback Minivan
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1995 cc 1999 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 115 HP 144 HP
Engine RPM 5500 RPM 6500 RPM
Torque 176 Nm 185 Nm
Torque RPM 2800 RPM 4000 RPM
Engine Bore Size 84 mm 87.5 mm
Engine Stroke Size 90 mm 83.1 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 8.9:1 10.0:1
Top Speed 180 km/hour 194 km/hour
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Doors 3 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1060 kg 1416 kg
Vehicle Length 4290 mm 4510 mm
Vehicle Width 1660 mm 1760 mm
Vehicle Height 1330 mm 1620 mm
Wheelbase Size 2550 mm 2760 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 51 L 60 L


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