2004 Kia Cerato vs. 1975 Lancia Beta

To start off, 2004 Kia Cerato 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 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 14 more horse power than 2004 Kia Cerato. (101 HP @ 5800 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 1975 Lancia Beta should accelerate faster than 2004 Kia Cerato. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2004 Kia Cerato weights approximately 135 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, 1975 Lancia Beta (176 Nm @ 2800 RPM) has 33 more torque (in Nm) than 2004 Kia Cerato. (143 Nm @ 4500 RPM). This means 1975 Lancia Beta will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2004 Kia Cerato.

Compare all specifications:

2004 Kia Cerato 1975 Lancia Beta
Make Kia Lancia
Model Cerato Beta
Year Released 2004 1975
Body Type Hatchback Hatchback
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1598 cc 1995 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 101 HP 115 HP
Engine RPM 5800 RPM 5500 RPM
Torque 143 Nm 176 Nm
Torque RPM 4500 RPM 2800 RPM
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 3 doors
Vehicle Weight 1195 kg 1060 kg
Vehicle Length 4350 mm 4290 mm
Vehicle Width 1740 mm 1660 mm
Vehicle Height 1480 mm 1330 mm
Wheelbase Size 2620 mm 2550 mm


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