2006 Ford Freestar vs. 1975 Lancia Beta

To start off, 2006 Ford Freestar is newer by 31 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 3,900 cc (6 cylinders), 2006 Ford Freestar is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2006 Ford Freestar (194 HP @ 4500 RPM) has 79 more horse power than 1975 Lancia Beta. (115 HP @ 5500 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2006 Ford Freestar should accelerate faster than 1975 Lancia Beta. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2006 Ford Freestar weights approximately 795 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, 2006 Ford Freestar (330 Nm @ 3750 RPM) has 154 more torque (in Nm) than 1975 Lancia Beta. (176 Nm @ 2800 RPM). This means 2006 Ford Freestar will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1975 Lancia Beta. 2006 Ford Freestar 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. 2006 Ford Freestar will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

2006 Ford Freestar 1975 Lancia Beta
Make Ford Lancia
Model Freestar Beta
Year Released 2006 1975
Body Type Minivan Hatchback
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 3900 cc 1995 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Horse Power 194 HP 115 HP
Engine RPM 4500 RPM 5500 RPM
Torque 330 Nm 176 Nm
Torque RPM 3750 RPM 2800 RPM
Engine Bore Size 96.5 mm 84 mm
Engine Stroke Size 87.9 mm 90 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 9.3:1 8.9:1
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Automatic Manual
Number of Seats 2 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 3 doors
Vehicle Weight 1855 kg 1060 kg
Vehicle Length 5110 mm 4290 mm
Vehicle Width 1950 mm 1660 mm
Vehicle Height 1750 mm 1330 mm
Wheelbase Size 3070 mm 2550 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 98 L 51 L


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