1975 Lancia Beta vs. 2009 Suzuki Grand Vitara

To start off, 2009 Suzuki Grand Vitara 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 2,393 cc (4 cylinders), 2009 Suzuki Grand Vitara is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2009 Suzuki Grand Vitara (166 HP @ 6000 RPM) has 51 more horse power than 1975 Lancia Beta. (115 HP @ 5500 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2009 Suzuki Grand Vitara should accelerate faster than 1975 Lancia Beta. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2009 Suzuki Grand Vitara weights approximately 235 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 2009 Suzuki Grand Vitara is rear wheel drive (RWD), it offers better handling in dry conditions; in addition, if you are looking to drift, it will be much easier to do with 2009 Suzuki Grand Vitara. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 1975 Lancia Beta, being front wheel drive (FWD), will offer much better control with better grip. 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 Suzuki Grand Vitara (220 Nm @ 4000 RPM) has 44 more torque (in Nm) than 1975 Lancia Beta. (176 Nm @ 2800 RPM). This means 2009 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 2009 Suzuki Grand Vitara
Make Lancia Suzuki
Model Beta Grand Vitara
Year Released 1975 2009
Body Type Hatchback SUV
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1995 cc 2393 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 115 HP 166 HP
Engine RPM 5500 RPM 6000 RPM
Torque 176 Nm 220 Nm
Torque RPM 2800 RPM 4000 RPM
Engine Bore Size 84 mm 92 mm
Engine Stroke Size 90 mm 90 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 8.9:1 9.5:1
Top Speed 180 km/hour 180 km/hour
Drive Type Front Rear
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 3 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1060 kg 1295 kg
Vehicle Length 4290 mm 4510 mm
Vehicle Width 1660 mm 1820 mm
Vehicle Height 1330 mm 1700 mm
Wheelbase Size 2550 mm 2650 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 51 L 66 L


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