2005 Dodge Ram vs. 1975 Lancia Beta

To start off, 2005 Dodge Ram 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 5,621 cc (8 cylinders), 2005 Dodge Ram is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2005 Dodge Ram (345 HP @ 5600 RPM) has 230 more horse power than 1975 Lancia Beta. (115 HP @ 5500 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2005 Dodge Ram should accelerate faster than 1975 Lancia Beta. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2005 Dodge Ram weights approximately 1698 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.

Because 2005 Dodge Ram 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, 2005 Dodge Ram 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, 2005 Dodge Ram (509 Nm) has 333 more torque (in Nm) than 1975 Lancia Beta. (176 Nm). This means 2005 Dodge Ram will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1975 Lancia Beta.

Compare all specifications:

2005 Dodge Ram 1975 Lancia Beta
Make Dodge Lancia
Model Ram Beta
Year Released 2005 1975
Body Type Pickup Hatchback
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 5621 cc 1995 cc
Engine Cylinders 8 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Horse Power 345 HP 115 HP
Engine RPM 5600 RPM 5500 RPM
Torque 509 Nm 176 Nm
Engine Compression Ratio 9.6:1 8.9:1
Drive Type 4WD Front
Number of Seats 6 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 3 doors
Vehicle Weight 2758 kg 1060 kg
Vehicle Length 5790 mm 4290 mm
Vehicle Width 2030 mm 1660 mm
Vehicle Height 2000 mm 1330 mm
Wheelbase Size 3580 mm 2550 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 129 L 51 L


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