1975 Lancia Beta vs. 2011 Chevrolet Avalanche

To start off, 2011 Chevrolet Avalanche is newer by 36 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 5,300 cc (8 cylinders), 2011 Chevrolet Avalanche is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2011 Chevrolet Avalanche (310 HP @ 5200 RPM) has 195 more horse power than 1975 Lancia Beta. (115 HP @ 5500 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2011 Chevrolet Avalanche should accelerate faster than 1975 Lancia Beta. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2011 Chevrolet Avalanche weights approximately 45 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 2011 Chevrolet Avalanche 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 2011 Chevrolet Avalanche. 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, 2011 Chevrolet Avalanche (454 Nm @ 4400 RPM) has 278 more torque (in Nm) than 1975 Lancia Beta. (176 Nm @ 2800 RPM). This means 2011 Chevrolet Avalanche will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1975 Lancia Beta. 2011 Chevrolet Avalanche 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. 2011 Chevrolet Avalanche will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

1975 Lancia Beta 2011 Chevrolet Avalanche
Make Lancia Chevrolet
Model Beta Avalanche
Year Released 1975 2011
Body Type Hatchback Pickup
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1995 cc 5300 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 8 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Horse Power 115 HP 310 HP
Engine RPM 5500 RPM 5200 RPM
Torque 176 Nm 454 Nm
Torque RPM 2800 RPM 4400 RPM
Engine Compression Ratio 8.9:1 9.3:1
Drive Type Front Rear
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 3 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1060 kg 1105 kg
Vehicle Length 4290 mm 5630 mm
Vehicle Width 1660 mm 2020 mm
Vehicle Height 1330 mm 1950 mm
Wheelbase Size 2550 mm 3310 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 51 L 117 L


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