1975 Lancia Beta vs. 2012 Volkswagen Jetta

To start off, 2012 Volkswagen Jetta is newer by 37 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 2,000 cc (4 cylinders), 2012 Volkswagen Jetta is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2012 Volkswagen Jetta (140 HP @ 4000 RPM) has 25 more horse power than 1975 Lancia Beta. (115 HP @ 5500 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2012 Volkswagen Jetta should accelerate faster than 1975 Lancia Beta. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2012 Volkswagen Jetta weights approximately 340 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, 2012 Volkswagen Jetta (320 Nm @ 1750 RPM) has 144 more torque (in Nm) than 1975 Lancia Beta. (176 Nm @ 2800 RPM). This means 2012 Volkswagen Jetta will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1975 Lancia Beta.

Compare all specifications:

1975 Lancia Beta 2012 Volkswagen Jetta
Make Lancia Volkswagen
Model Beta Jetta
Year Released 1975 2012
Body Type Hatchback Sedan
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1995 cc 2000 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 115 HP 140 HP
Engine RPM 5500 RPM 4000 RPM
Torque 176 Nm 320 Nm
Torque RPM 2800 RPM 1750 RPM
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Manual 6-speed manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 3 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1060 kg 1400 kg
Vehicle Length 4290 mm 4644 mm
Vehicle Width 1660 mm 1778 mm
Vehicle Height 1330 mm 1482 mm
Wheelbase Size 2550 mm 2651 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 51 L 55 L


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