2004 Buick Park Avenue vs. 1975 Lancia Beta

To start off, 2004 Buick Park Avenue is newer by 29 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 3,791 cc (6 cylinders), 2004 Buick Park Avenue is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2004 Buick Park Avenue (205 HP @ 5200 RPM) has 90 more horse power than 1975 Lancia Beta. (115 HP @ 5500 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2004 Buick Park Avenue should accelerate faster than 1975 Lancia Beta. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2004 Buick Park Avenue weights approximately 622 kg more than 1975 Lancia Beta. 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, 2004 Buick Park Avenue (312 Nm @ 4000 RPM) has 136 more torque (in Nm) than 1975 Lancia Beta. (176 Nm @ 2800 RPM). This means 2004 Buick Park Avenue will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1975 Lancia Beta. 2004 Buick Park Avenue 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. 2004 Buick Park Avenue will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

2004 Buick Park Avenue 1975 Lancia Beta
Make Buick Lancia
Model Park Avenue Beta
Year Released 2004 1975
Body Type Sedan Hatchback
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 3791 cc 1995 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Horse Power 205 HP 115 HP
Engine RPM 5200 RPM 5500 RPM
Torque 312 Nm 176 Nm
Torque RPM 4000 RPM 2800 RPM
Engine Bore Size 96.5 mm 84 mm
Engine Stroke Size 86.4 mm 90 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 9.4:1 8.9:1
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Automatic Manual
Number of Seats 6 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 3 doors
Vehicle Weight 1682 kg 1060 kg
Vehicle Length 5260 mm 4290 mm
Vehicle Width 1900 mm 1660 mm
Vehicle Height 1470 mm 1330 mm
Wheelbase Size 2800 mm 2550 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 70 L 51 L


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