2002 Honda Life vs. 1975 Lancia Beta

To start off, 2002 Honda Life is newer by 27 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 68 more horse power than 2002 Honda Life. (47 HP @ 6300 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 1975 Lancia Beta should accelerate faster than 2002 Honda Life. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1975 Lancia Beta weights approximately 270 kg more than 2002 Honda Life. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 2002 Honda Life is four wheel drive (4WD), it will have significant more traction and grip than 1975 Lancia Beta. In wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2002 Honda Life 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. Let's talk about torque, 1975 Lancia Beta (176 Nm @ 2800 RPM) has 119 more torque (in Nm) than 2002 Honda Life. (57 Nm @ 5500 RPM). This means 1975 Lancia Beta will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2002 Honda Life.

Compare all specifications:

2002 Honda Life 1975 Lancia Beta
Make Honda Lancia
Model Life Beta
Year Released 2002 1975
Body Type Hatchback Hatchback
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 656 cc 1995 cc
Engine Cylinders 3 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 47 HP 115 HP
Engine RPM 6300 RPM 5500 RPM
Torque 57 Nm 176 Nm
Torque RPM 5500 RPM 2800 RPM
Drive Type 4WD Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 4 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 3 doors
Vehicle Weight 790 kg 1060 kg
Vehicle Length 3400 mm 4290 mm
Vehicle Width 1480 mm 1660 mm
Vehicle Height 1660 mm 1330 mm
Wheelbase Size 2370 mm 2550 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 50 L 51 L


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