1975 Lancia Beta vs. 2009 Toyota FJ Cruiser

To start off, 2009 Toyota FJ Cruiser 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 3,956 cc (6 cylinders), 2009 Toyota FJ Cruiser is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2009 Toyota FJ Cruiser (239 HP @ 5200 RPM) has 124 more horse power than 1975 Lancia Beta. (115 HP @ 5500 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2009 Toyota FJ Cruiser should accelerate faster than 1975 Lancia Beta. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2009 Toyota FJ Cruiser weights approximately 14 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 Toyota FJ Cruiser 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 Toyota FJ Cruiser. 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 Toyota FJ Cruiser (377 Nm @ 3700 RPM) has 201 more torque (in Nm) than 1975 Lancia Beta. (176 Nm @ 2800 RPM). This means 2009 Toyota FJ Cruiser will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1975 Lancia Beta. 2009 Toyota FJ Cruiser has automatic transmission and 1975 Lancia Beta has manual transmission. 1975 Lancia Beta will offer better control over acceleration and deceleration in addition to better fuel efficiency overall. 2009 Toyota FJ Cruiser will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

1975 Lancia Beta 2009 Toyota FJ Cruiser
Make Lancia Toyota
Model Beta FJ Cruiser
Year Released 1975 2009
Body Type Hatchback SUV
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1995 cc 3956 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Horse Power 115 HP 239 HP
Engine RPM 5500 RPM 5200 RPM
Torque 176 Nm 377 Nm
Torque RPM 2800 RPM 3700 RPM
Engine Compression Ratio 8.9:1 9.8:1
Drive Type Front Rear
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 3 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1060 kg 1074 kg
Vehicle Length 4290 mm 4680 mm
Vehicle Width 1660 mm 1900 mm
Vehicle Height 1330 mm 1820 mm
Wheelbase Size 2550 mm 2700 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 51 L 72 L


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