1980 Lancia Beta vs. 2003 Subaru Impreza

To start off, 2003 Subaru Impreza is newer by 23 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1980 Lancia Beta. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1980 Lancia Beta would be higher. At 1,994 cc (4 cylinders), 2003 Subaru Impreza is equipped with a bigger engine. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2003 Subaru Impreza weights approximately 350 kg more than 1980 Lancia Beta.

Because 2003 Subaru Impreza is four wheel drive (4WD), it will have significant more traction and grip than 1980 Lancia Beta. In wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2003 Subaru Impreza 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. 2003 Subaru Impreza has automatic transmission and 1980 Lancia Beta has manual transmission. 1980 Lancia Beta will offer better control over acceleration and deceleration in addition to better fuel efficiency overall. 2003 Subaru Impreza will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

1980 Lancia Beta 2003 Subaru Impreza
Make Lancia Subaru
Model Beta Impreza
Year Released 1980 2003
Body Type Convertible Station Wagon
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1585 cc 1994 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line boxer
Horse Power 0 HP 246 HP
Drive Type Front 4WD
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Seats 4 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1060 kg 1410 kg
Vehicle Length 4040 mm 4420 mm
Vehicle Width 1650 mm 1700 mm
Vehicle Height 1270 mm 1460 mm
Wheelbase Size 2360 mm 2660 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 51 L 60 L


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