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1945 Jeep CJ2 vs. 1974 Renault 12

To start off, 1974 Renault 12 is newer by 29 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1945 Jeep CJ2. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1945 Jeep CJ2 would be higher. At 2,199 cc (4 cylinders), 1945 Jeep CJ2 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1945 Jeep CJ2 (59 HP @ 3600 RPM) has 6 more horse power than 1974 Renault 12. (53 HP @ 5250 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1945 Jeep CJ2 should accelerate faster than 1974 Renault 12. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1945 Jeep CJ2 weights approximately 160 kg more than 1974 Renault 12. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 1945 Jeep CJ2 is four wheel drive (4WD), it will have significant more traction and grip than 1974 Renault 12. In wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 1945 Jeep CJ2 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, 1945 Jeep CJ2 (146 Nm @ 3600 RPM) has 50 more torque (in Nm) than 1974 Renault 12. (96 Nm @ 3000 RPM). This means 1945 Jeep CJ2 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1974 Renault 12.

Compare all specifications:

1945 Jeep CJ2 1974 Renault 12
Make Jeep Renault
Model CJ2 12
Year Released 1945 1974
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2199 cc 1289 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 59 HP 53 HP
Engine RPM 3600 RPM 5250 RPM
Torque 146 Nm 96 Nm
Torque RPM 3600 RPM 3000 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type 4WD Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Vehicle Weight 1110 kg 950 kg
Vehicle Length 3130 mm 4410 mm
Vehicle Width 1460 mm 1640 mm
Vehicle Height 1630 mm 1460 mm
Wheelbase Size 2040 mm 2450 mm


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