2009 Ford Maverick vs. 1975 Lancia Beta

To start off, 2009 Ford Maverick 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 2,967 cc (6 cylinders), 2009 Ford Maverick is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2009 Ford Maverick (194 HP @ 6000 RPM) has 79 more horse power than 1975 Lancia Beta. (115 HP @ 5500 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2009 Ford Maverick should accelerate faster than 1975 Lancia Beta. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2009 Ford Maverick weights approximately 545 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.

Because 2009 Ford Maverick is four wheel drive (4WD), it will have significant more traction and grip than 1975 Lancia Beta. In wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2009 Ford Maverick will offer significantly more control. 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 Maverick (265 Nm @ 4750 RPM) has 89 more torque (in Nm) than 1975 Lancia Beta. (176 Nm @ 2800 RPM). This means 2009 Ford Maverick will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1975 Lancia Beta. 2009 Ford Maverick 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 Maverick will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

2009 Ford Maverick 1975 Lancia Beta
Make Ford Lancia
Model Maverick Beta
Year Released 2009 1975
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2967 cc 1995 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Horse Power 194 HP 115 HP
Engine RPM 6000 RPM 5500 RPM
Torque 265 Nm 176 Nm
Torque RPM 4750 RPM 2800 RPM
Engine Bore Size 89 mm 84 mm
Engine Stroke Size 79.5 mm 90 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 10.0:1 8.9:1
Top Speed 180 km/hour 180 km/hour
Drive Type 4WD Front
Transmission Type Automatic Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 3 doors
Vehicle Weight 1605 kg 1060 kg
Vehicle Length 4420 mm 4290 mm
Vehicle Width 1830 mm 1660 mm
Vehicle Height 1780 mm 1330 mm
Wheelbase Size 2630 mm 2550 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 62 L 51 L


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