1975 Lancia Beta vs. 2013 Volvo XC60

To start off, 2013 Volvo XC60 is newer by 38 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), 2013 Volvo XC60 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2013 Volvo XC60 (321 HP @ 5400 RPM) has 206 more horse power than 1975 Lancia Beta. (115 HP @ 5500 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2013 Volvo XC60 should accelerate faster than 1975 Lancia Beta. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2013 Volvo XC60 weights approximately 858 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 2013 Volvo XC60 is all wheel drive (AWD), it will have significant more traction and grip than 1975 Lancia Beta. In wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2013 Volvo XC60 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, 2013 Volvo XC60 (480 Nm @ 3600 RPM) has 304 more torque (in Nm) than 1975 Lancia Beta. (176 Nm @ 2800 RPM). This means 2013 Volvo XC60 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1975 Lancia Beta.

Compare all specifications:

1975 Lancia Beta 2013 Volvo XC60
Make Lancia Volvo
Model Beta XC60
Year Released 1975 2013
Body Type Hatchback SUV
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1995 cc 3000 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 115 HP 321 HP
Engine RPM 5500 RPM 5400 RPM
Torque 176 Nm 480 Nm
Torque RPM 2800 RPM 3600 RPM
Engine Bore Size 84 mm 82 mm
Engine Stroke Size 90 mm 93 mm
Top Speed 180 km/hour 210 km/hour
Drive Type Front AWD
Transmission Type Manual 6-speed manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 3 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1060 kg 1918 kg
Vehicle Length 4290 mm 4627 mm
Vehicle Width 1660 mm 1891 mm
Vehicle Height 1330 mm 1713 mm
Wheelbase Size 2550 mm 2774 mm


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