2009 GMC Sierra vs. 1975 Lancia Beta

To start off, 2009 GMC Sierra 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 5,999 cc (8 cylinders), 2009 GMC Sierra is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2009 GMC Sierra (312 HP @ 4400 RPM) has 197 more horse power than 1975 Lancia Beta. (115 HP @ 5500 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2009 GMC Sierra should accelerate faster than 1975 Lancia Beta. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2009 GMC Sierra weights approximately 834 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 GMC Sierra is rear wheel drive (RWD), it offers better handling in dry conditions; in addition, if you are looking to drift, it will be much easier to do with 2009 GMC Sierra. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 1975 Lancia Beta, being front wheel drive (FWD), will offer much better control with better grip. 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 GMC Sierra (506 Nm @ 4400 RPM) has 330 more torque (in Nm) than 1975 Lancia Beta. (176 Nm @ 2800 RPM). This means 2009 GMC Sierra will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1975 Lancia Beta. 2009 GMC Sierra 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 GMC Sierra will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

2009 GMC Sierra 1975 Lancia Beta
Make GMC Lancia
Model Sierra Beta
Year Released 2009 1975
Body Type Pickup Hatchback
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 5999 cc 1995 cc
Engine Cylinders 8 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Horse Power 312 HP 115 HP
Engine RPM 4400 RPM 5500 RPM
Torque 506 Nm 176 Nm
Torque RPM 4400 RPM 2800 RPM
Engine Compression Ratio 10.8:1 8.9:1
Drive Type Rear Front
Transmission Type Automatic Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 3 doors
Vehicle Weight 1894 kg 1060 kg
Vehicle Length 6580 mm 4290 mm
Vehicle Width 2440 mm 1660 mm
Vehicle Height 1940 mm 1330 mm
Wheelbase Size 4250 mm 2550 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 129 L 51 L


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