2008 Honda Civic vs. 1975 Lancia Beta

To start off, 2008 Honda Civic is newer by 33 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, 2008 Honda Civic (140 HP @ 6300 RPM) has 25 more horse power than 1975 Lancia Beta. (115 HP @ 5500 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2008 Honda Civic should accelerate faster than 1975 Lancia Beta. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2008 Honda Civic weights approximately 120 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, 1975 Lancia Beta (176 Nm @ 2800 RPM) has 2 more torque (in Nm) than 2008 Honda Civic. (174 Nm @ 4300 RPM). This means 1975 Lancia Beta will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2008 Honda Civic. 2008 Honda Civic 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. 2008 Honda Civic will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

2008 Honda Civic 1975 Lancia Beta
Make Honda Lancia
Model Civic Beta
Year Released 2008 1975
Body Type Coupe Hatchback
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1799 cc 1995 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 140 HP 115 HP
Engine RPM 6300 RPM 5500 RPM
Torque 174 Nm 176 Nm
Torque RPM 4300 RPM 2800 RPM
Engine Compression Ratio 10.5:1 8.9:1
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Automatic Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 3 doors
Vehicle Weight 1180 kg 1060 kg
Vehicle Length 4450 mm 4290 mm
Vehicle Width 1760 mm 1660 mm
Vehicle Height 1370 mm 1330 mm
Wheelbase Size 2660 mm 2550 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 50 L 51 L


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