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1974 Renault 12 vs. 1975 Toyota Corolla

To start off, 1975 Toyota Corolla 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 1,290 cc (4 cylinders), 1975 Toyota Corolla is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1975 Toyota Corolla (67 HP @ 5600 RPM) has 14 more horse power than 1974 Renault 12. (53 HP @ 5250 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 1975 Toyota Corolla should accelerate faster than 1974 Renault 12. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1974 Renault 12 weights approximately 60 kg more than 1975 Toyota Corolla.

Because 1975 Toyota Corolla 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 1975 Toyota Corolla. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 1974 Renault 12, 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, 1975 Toyota Corolla (105 Nm @ 3600 RPM) has 9 more torque (in Nm) than 1974 Renault 12. (96 Nm @ 3000 RPM). This means 1975 Toyota Corolla will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1974 Renault 12.

Compare all specifications:

1974 Renault 12 1975 Toyota Corolla
Make Renault Toyota
Model 12 Corolla
Year Released 1974 1975
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1289 cc 1290 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 105 Nm
Torque RPM 3000 RPM 3600 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Front Rear
Vehicle Weight 950 kg 890 kg
Vehicle Length 4410 mm 4110 mm
Vehicle Width 1640 mm 1630 mm
Vehicle Height 1460 mm 1350 mm
Wheelbase Size 2450 mm 2410 mm


 

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