2009 Ford Fusion vs. 1975 Lancia Beta

To start off, 2009 Ford Fusion 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 2,261 cc (4 cylinders), 2009 Ford Fusion is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2009 Ford Fusion (158 HP @ 6250 RPM) has 43 more horse power than 1975 Lancia Beta. (115 HP @ 5500 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2009 Ford Fusion should accelerate faster 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 20 more torque (in Nm) than 2009 Ford Fusion. (156 Nm @ 4250 RPM). This means 1975 Lancia Beta will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2009 Ford Fusion.

Compare all specifications:

2009 Ford Fusion 1975 Lancia Beta
Make Ford Lancia
Model Fusion Beta
Year Released 2009 1975
Body Type Sedan Hatchback
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2261 cc 1995 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 158 HP 115 HP
Engine RPM 6250 RPM 5500 RPM
Torque 156 Nm 176 Nm
Torque RPM 4250 RPM 2800 RPM
Engine Compression Ratio 9.7:1 8.9:1
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 3 doors
Vehicle Width 1840 mm 1660 mm


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