1979 Ford Fiesta vs. 1972 Lancia Fulvia

To start off, 1979 Ford Fiesta is newer by 7 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1972 Lancia Fulvia. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1972 Lancia Fulvia would be higher. At 1,584 cc (4 cylinders), 1972 Lancia Fulvia is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1972 Lancia Fulvia (112 HP @ 6000 RPM) has 73 more horse power than 1979 Ford Fiesta. (39 HP @ 5500 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 1972 Lancia Fulvia should accelerate faster than 1979 Ford Fiesta. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1972 Lancia Fulvia weights approximately 245 kg more than 1979 Ford Fiesta. 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, 1972 Lancia Fulvia (153 Nm @ 4500 RPM) has 88 more torque (in Nm) than 1979 Ford Fiesta. (65 Nm @ 2700 RPM). This means 1972 Lancia Fulvia will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1979 Ford Fiesta.

Compare all specifications:

1979 Ford Fiesta 1972 Lancia Fulvia
Make Ford Lancia
Model Fiesta Fulvia
Year Released 1979 1972
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 957 cc 1584 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 39 HP 112 HP
Engine RPM 5500 RPM 6000 RPM
Torque 65 Nm 153 Nm
Torque RPM 2700 RPM 4500 RPM
Engine Bore Size 74 mm 82 mm
Engine Stroke Size 55.7 mm 75 mm
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Doors 3 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Weight 715 kg 960 kg
Vehicle Length 3570 mm 4150 mm
Vehicle Width 1570 mm 1580 mm
Vehicle Height 1370 mm 1290 mm
Wheelbase Size 2300 mm 2340 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 34 L 70 L


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