2009 Ford Escape vs. 1975 Lancia Beta

To start off, 2009 Ford Escape is newer by 34 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 2,976 cc (6 cylinders), 2009 Ford Escape is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2009 Ford Escape (171 HP @ 6550 RPM) has 56 more horse power than 1975 Lancia Beta. (115 HP @ 5500 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2009 Ford Escape should accelerate faster than 1975 Lancia Beta. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1975 Lancia Beta weights approximately 38 kg more than 2009 Ford Escape.

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, 2009 Ford Escape (303 Nm @ 4300 RPM) has 127 more torque (in Nm) than 1975 Lancia Beta. (176 Nm @ 2800 RPM). This means 2009 Ford Escape will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1975 Lancia Beta. 2009 Ford Escape 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. 2009 Ford Escape will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

2009 Ford Escape 1975 Lancia Beta
Make Ford Lancia
Model Escape Beta
Year Released 2009 1975
Body Type SUV Hatchback
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2976 cc 1995 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Horse Power 171 HP 115 HP
Engine RPM 6550 RPM 5500 RPM
Torque 303 Nm 176 Nm
Torque RPM 4300 RPM 2800 RPM
Engine Bore Size 87.5 mm 84 mm
Engine Stroke Size 83.1 mm 90 mm
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Automatic Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 3 doors
Vehicle Weight 1022 kg 1060 kg
Vehicle Length 4440 mm 4290 mm
Vehicle Width 1810 mm 1660 mm
Vehicle Height 1730 mm 1330 mm
Wheelbase Size 2630 mm 2550 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 62 L 51 L


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