1979 Honda Accord vs. 1975 Lancia Beta

To start off, 1979 Honda Accord is newer by 4 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, 1975 Lancia Beta (115 HP @ 5500 RPM) has 35 more horse power than 1979 Honda Accord. (80 HP @ 5300 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 1975 Lancia Beta should accelerate faster than 1979 Honda Accord. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1975 Lancia Beta weights approximately 130 kg more than 1979 Honda Accord. 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 50 more torque (in Nm) than 1979 Honda Accord. (126 Nm @ 3700 RPM). This means 1975 Lancia Beta will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1979 Honda Accord.

Compare all specifications:

1979 Honda Accord 1975 Lancia Beta
Make Honda Lancia
Model Accord Beta
Year Released 1979 1975
Body Type Coupe Hatchback
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1599 cc 1995 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 80 HP 115 HP
Engine RPM 5300 RPM 5500 RPM
Torque 126 Nm 176 Nm
Torque RPM 3700 RPM 2800 RPM
Engine Bore Size 77 mm 84 mm
Engine Stroke Size 86 mm 90 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 8.4:1 8.9:1
Drive Type Front Front
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 3 doors
Vehicle Weight 930 kg 1060 kg
Vehicle Length 4350 mm 4290 mm
Vehicle Width 1630 mm 1660 mm
Vehicle Height 1370 mm 1330 mm
Wheelbase Size 2290 mm 2550 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 50 L 51 L


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