1980 Chrysler New Yorker vs. 1975 Lancia Beta

To start off, 1980 Chrysler New Yorker is newer by 5 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 5,191 cc (8 cylinders), 1980 Chrysler New Yorker is equipped with a bigger engine. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1980 Chrysler New Yorker weights approximately 715 kg more than 1975 Lancia Beta.

Because 1980 Chrysler New Yorker is rear wheel drive (RWD), it offers better handling in dry conditions; in addition, if you are looking to drift, it will be much easier to do with 1980 Chrysler New Yorker. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 1975 Lancia Beta, being front wheel drive (FWD), will offer much better control with better grip. 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. 1980 Chrysler New Yorker has automatic transmission and 1975 Lancia Beta has manual transmission. 1975 Lancia Beta will offer better control over acceleration and deceleration in addition to better fuel efficiency overall. 1980 Chrysler New Yorker will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

1980 Chrysler New Yorker 1975 Lancia Beta
Make Chrysler Lancia
Model New Yorker Beta
Year Released 1980 1975
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 5191 cc 1995 cc
Engine Cylinders 8 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Horse Power 0 HP 115 HP
Drive Type Rear Front
Transmission Type Automatic Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Vehicle Weight 1775 kg 1060 kg
Vehicle Length 5630 mm 4290 mm
Vehicle Width 1980 mm 1660 mm
Vehicle Height 1390 mm 1330 mm
Wheelbase Size 3020 mm 2550 mm


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