2007 Chrysler PT Cruiser vs. 1975 Lancia Beta

To start off, 2007 Chrysler PT Cruiser is newer by 32 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 2,429 cc (4 cylinders), 2007 Chrysler PT Cruiser is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2007 Chrysler PT Cruiser (141 HP @ 5200 RPM) has 26 more horse power than 1975 Lancia Beta. (115 HP @ 5500 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2007 Chrysler PT Cruiser should accelerate faster than 1975 Lancia Beta. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2007 Chrysler PT Cruiser weights approximately 620 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, 2007 Chrysler PT Cruiser (214 Nm @ 4000 RPM) has 38 more torque (in Nm) than 1975 Lancia Beta. (176 Nm @ 2800 RPM). This means 2007 Chrysler PT Cruiser will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1975 Lancia Beta.

Compare all specifications:

2007 Chrysler PT Cruiser 1975 Lancia Beta
Make Chrysler Lancia
Model PT Cruiser Beta
Year Released 2007 1975
Body Type Convertible Hatchback
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2429 cc 1995 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 141 HP 115 HP
Engine RPM 5200 RPM 5500 RPM
Torque 214 Nm 176 Nm
Torque RPM 4000 RPM 2800 RPM
Engine Bore Size 87.6 mm 84 mm
Engine Stroke Size 101 mm 90 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 9.5:1 8.9:1
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 4 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 3 doors
Vehicle Weight 1680 kg 1060 kg
Vehicle Length 4290 mm 4290 mm
Vehicle Width 1900 mm 1660 mm
Vehicle Height 1550 mm 1330 mm
Wheelbase Size 2620 mm 2550 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 57 L 51 L


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