1975 Lancia Beta vs. 2009 Volkswagen Caravelle

To start off, 2009 Volkswagen Caravelle 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 3,189 cc (6 cylinders), 2009 Volkswagen Caravelle is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2009 Volkswagen Caravelle (232 HP @ 6200 RPM) has 117 more horse power than 1975 Lancia Beta. (115 HP @ 5500 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2009 Volkswagen Caravelle should accelerate faster than 1975 Lancia Beta.

Because 2009 Volkswagen Caravelle 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, 2009 Volkswagen Caravelle 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, 2009 Volkswagen Caravelle (316 Nm @ 2950 RPM) has 140 more torque (in Nm) than 1975 Lancia Beta. (176 Nm @ 2800 RPM). This means 2009 Volkswagen Caravelle will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1975 Lancia Beta.

Compare all specifications:

1975 Lancia Beta 2009 Volkswagen Caravelle
Make Lancia Volkswagen
Model Beta Caravelle
Year Released 1975 2009
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1995 cc 3189 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Horse Power 115 HP 232 HP
Engine RPM 5500 RPM 6200 RPM
Torque 176 Nm 316 Nm
Torque RPM 2800 RPM 2950 RPM
Engine Bore Size 84 mm 84 mm
Engine Stroke Size 90 mm 95.9 mm
Top Speed 180 km/hour 206 km/hour
Drive Type Front 4WD
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 7 seats
Number of Doors 3 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Length 4290 mm 4900 mm
Vehicle Width 1660 mm 1910 mm
Vehicle Height 1330 mm 1960 mm
Wheelbase Size 2550 mm 3010 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 51 L 80 L


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