2009 Ford Focus vs. 1975 Lancia Beta

To start off, 2009 Ford Focus 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 1,995 cc (4 cylinders), 1975 Lancia Beta is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1975 Lancia Beta (115 HP @ 5500 RPM) has 10 more horse power than 2009 Ford Focus. (105 HP @ 6000 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 1975 Lancia Beta should accelerate faster than 2009 Ford Focus. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2009 Ford Focus weights approximately 111 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, 1975 Lancia Beta (176 Nm @ 2800 RPM) has 31 more torque (in Nm) than 2009 Ford Focus. (145 Nm @ 4000 RPM). This means 1975 Lancia Beta will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2009 Ford Focus.

Compare all specifications:

2009 Ford Focus 1975 Lancia Beta
Make Ford Lancia
Model Focus Beta
Year Released 2009 1975
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1596 cc 1995 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 105 HP 115 HP
Engine RPM 6000 RPM 5500 RPM
Torque 145 Nm 176 Nm
Torque RPM 4000 RPM 2800 RPM
Engine Bore Size 78 mm 84 mm
Engine Stroke Size 83.6 mm 90 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 11.0:1 8.9:1
Top Speed 210 km/hour 180 km/hour
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 3 doors
Vehicle Weight 1171 kg 1060 kg
Vehicle Length 4490 mm 4290 mm
Vehicle Width 2000 mm 1660 mm
Vehicle Height 1450 mm 1330 mm
Wheelbase Size 2650 mm 2550 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 55 L 51 L


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