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1974 Renault 12 vs. 1975 Simca 1307

To start off, 1975 Simca 1307 is newer by 1 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1974 Renault 12. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1974 Renault 12 would be higher. At 1,293 cc (4 cylinders), 1975 Simca 1307 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1975 Simca 1307 (67 HP @ 5600 RPM) has 14 more horse power than 1974 Renault 12. (53 HP @ 5250 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 1975 Simca 1307 should accelerate faster than 1974 Renault 12. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1975 Simca 1307 weights approximately 90 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.

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 Simca 1307 (107 Nm @ 2800 RPM) has 11 more torque (in Nm) than 1974 Renault 12. (96 Nm @ 3000 RPM). This means 1975 Simca 1307 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1974 Renault 12.

Compare all specifications:

1974 Renault 12 1975 Simca 1307
Make Renault Simca
Model 12 1307
Year Released 1974 1975
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1289 cc 1293 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 53 HP 67 HP
Engine RPM 5250 RPM 5600 RPM
Torque 96 Nm 107 Nm
Torque RPM 3000 RPM 2800 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Vehicle Weight 950 kg 1040 kg
Vehicle Length 4410 mm 4260 mm
Vehicle Width 1640 mm 1690 mm
Vehicle Height 1460 mm 1400 mm
Wheelbase Size 2450 mm 2610 mm


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