1975 Lancia Beta vs. 2010 Mazda Tribute

To start off, 2010 Mazda Tribute is newer by 35 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 3,000 cc (6 cylinders), 2010 Mazda Tribute is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2010 Mazda Tribute (240 HP @ 6550 RPM) has 125 more horse power than 1975 Lancia Beta. (115 HP @ 5500 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2010 Mazda Tribute should accelerate faster than 1975 Lancia Beta. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2010 Mazda Tribute weights approximately 480 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, 2010 Mazda Tribute (302 Nm @ 4300 RPM) has 126 more torque (in Nm) than 1975 Lancia Beta. (176 Nm @ 2800 RPM). This means 2010 Mazda Tribute will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1975 Lancia Beta. 2010 Mazda Tribute 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. 2010 Mazda Tribute will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

1975 Lancia Beta 2010 Mazda Tribute
Make Lancia Mazda
Model Beta Tribute
Year Released 1975 2010
Body Type Hatchback SUV
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1995 cc 3000 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Horse Power 115 HP 240 HP
Engine RPM 5500 RPM 6550 RPM
Torque 176 Nm 302 Nm
Torque RPM 2800 RPM 4300 RPM
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 3 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1060 kg 1540 kg
Vehicle Length 4290 mm 4442 mm
Vehicle Width 1660 mm 1806 mm
Vehicle Height 1330 mm 1783 mm
Wheelbase Size 2550 mm 2619 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 51 L 66 L


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