1999 Chevrolet Malibu vs. 1975 Lancia Beta

To start off, 1999 Chevrolet Malibu is newer by 24 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 2,399 cc (4 cylinders), 1999 Chevrolet Malibu is equipped with a bigger engine. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1999 Chevrolet Malibu weights approximately 346 kg more than 1975 Lancia Beta.

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, 1999 Chevrolet Malibu (203 Nm) has 27 more torque (in Nm) than 1975 Lancia Beta. (176 Nm). This means 1999 Chevrolet Malibu will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1975 Lancia Beta. 1999 Chevrolet Malibu 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. 1999 Chevrolet Malibu will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

1999 Chevrolet Malibu 1975 Lancia Beta
Make Chevrolet Lancia
Model Malibu Beta
Year Released 1999 1975
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2399 cc 1995 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 0 HP 115 HP
Torque 203 Nm 176 Nm
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Automatic Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Vehicle Weight 1406 kg 1060 kg
Vehicle Length 4840 mm 4290 mm
Vehicle Width 1770 mm 1660 mm
Vehicle Height 1440 mm 1330 mm
Wheelbase Size 2720 mm 2550 mm


More Comparisons


Replacing Your Front Disc Brakes Made Simple: The Definitive DIY Guide
Replace the front disc brakes of your vehicle and save money on labour cost. Read this guide to learn how. [read more]
What to look for when buying a used/second hand car.
Diligence through every step of the buying process will help you find a reliable used car and avoid any unpleasant surprises. [read more]
Step-by-Step Guide on How to Perform an Oil Change on Your Car
One of the most effective ways of saving money on car maintenance is to change the oil yourself. [read more]