1975 Lancia Beta vs. 2011 Kia Carens

To start off, 2011 Kia Carens 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 1,995 cc (4 cylinders), 1975 Lancia Beta is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2011 Kia Carens (124 HP @ 6000 RPM) has 9 more horse power than 1975 Lancia Beta. (115 HP @ 5500 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2011 Kia Carens should accelerate faster than 1975 Lancia Beta. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2011 Kia Carens weights approximately 455 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, 1975 Lancia Beta (176 Nm @ 2800 RPM) has 13 more torque (in Nm) than 2011 Kia Carens. (163 Nm @ 4900 RPM). This means 1975 Lancia Beta will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2011 Kia Carens.

Compare all specifications:

1975 Lancia Beta 2011 Kia Carens
Make Lancia Kia
Model Beta Carens
Year Released 1975 2011
Body Type Hatchback Minivan
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1995 cc 1793 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 115 HP 124 HP
Engine RPM 5500 RPM 6000 RPM
Torque 176 Nm 163 Nm
Torque RPM 2800 RPM 4900 RPM
Engine Bore Size 84 mm 81 mm
Engine Stroke Size 90 mm 87 mm
Top Speed 180 km/hour 177 km/hour
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 3 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1060 kg 1515 kg
Vehicle Length 4290 mm 4500 mm
Vehicle Width 1660 mm 1750 mm
Vehicle Height 1330 mm 1620 mm
Wheelbase Size 2550 mm 2570 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 51 L 55 L


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