2005 Chevrolet Cavalier vs. 1975 Lancia Beta

To start off, 2005 Chevrolet Cavalier is newer by 30 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 2,190 cc (4 cylinders), 2005 Chevrolet Cavalier is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2005 Chevrolet Cavalier (120 HP @ 5200 RPM) has 5 more horse power than 1975 Lancia Beta. (115 HP @ 5500 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2005 Chevrolet Cavalier should accelerate faster than 1975 Lancia Beta. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2005 Chevrolet Cavalier weights approximately 158 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, both vehicles can yield 176 Nm of torque. So under normal driving conditions, the ability to climb up hills and pull heavy equipment should be relatively similar for both vehicles.

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2005 Chevrolet Cavalier 1975 Lancia Beta
Make Chevrolet Lancia
Model Cavalier Beta
Year Released 2005 1975
Body Type Convertible Hatchback
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2190 cc 1995 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 120 HP 115 HP
Engine RPM 5200 RPM 5500 RPM
Torque 176 Nm 176 Nm
Torque RPM 3600 RPM 2800 RPM
Engine Bore Size 89 mm 84 mm
Engine Stroke Size 88 mm 90 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 9.0:1 8.9:1
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 3 doors
Vehicle Weight 1218 kg 1060 kg
Vehicle Length 4600 mm 4290 mm
Vehicle Width 1750 mm 1660 mm
Vehicle Height 1380 mm 1330 mm
Wheelbase Size 2650 mm 2550 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 57 L 51 L


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