2008 Honda FR-V vs. 1975 Lancia Beta

To start off, 2008 Honda FR-V 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 1,998 cc (4 cylinders), 2008 Honda FR-V is equipped with a bigger engine. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2008 Honda FR-V weights approximately 387 kg more than 1975 Lancia Beta.

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, 2008 Honda FR-V (192 Nm @ 4000 RPM) has 16 more torque (in Nm) than 1975 Lancia Beta. (176 Nm @ 2800 RPM). This means 2008 Honda FR-V will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1975 Lancia Beta.

Compare all specifications:

2008 Honda FR-V 1975 Lancia Beta
Make Honda Lancia
Model FR-V Beta
Year Released 2008 1975
Body Type Hatchback Hatchback
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1998 cc 1995 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 0 HP 115 HP
Torque 192 Nm 176 Nm
Torque RPM 4000 RPM 2800 RPM
Engine Compression Ratio 9.8:1 8.9:1
Top Speed 190 km/hour 180 km/hour
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 6 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 3 doors
Vehicle Weight 1447 kg 1060 kg
Vehicle Length 4290 mm 4290 mm
Vehicle Width 2120 mm 1660 mm
Vehicle Height 1620 mm 1330 mm
Wheelbase Size 2690 mm 2550 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 58 L 51 L


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