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1974 Renault 12 vs. 1979 Subaru Coupe

To start off, 1979 Subaru Coupe is newer by 5 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 1,595 cc (4 cylinders), 1979 Subaru Coupe is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1979 Subaru Coupe (67 HP @ 5200 RPM) has 14 more horse power than 1974 Renault 12. (53 HP @ 5250 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 1979 Subaru Coupe should accelerate faster than 1974 Renault 12. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1974 Renault 12 weights approximately 35 kg more than 1979 Subaru Coupe.

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, 1979 Subaru Coupe (114 Nm @ 2400 RPM) has 18 more torque (in Nm) than 1974 Renault 12. (96 Nm @ 3000 RPM). This means 1979 Subaru Coupe will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1974 Renault 12. 1979 Subaru Coupe has automatic transmission and 1974 Renault 12 has manual transmission. 1974 Renault 12 will offer better control over acceleration and deceleration in addition to better fuel efficiency overall. 1979 Subaru Coupe will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

1974 Renault 12 1979 Subaru Coupe
Make Renault Subaru
Model 12 Coupe
Year Released 1974 1979
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1289 cc 1595 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 53 HP 67 HP
Engine RPM 5250 RPM 5200 RPM
Torque 96 Nm 114 Nm
Torque RPM 3000 RPM 2400 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Vehicle Weight 950 kg 915 kg
Vehicle Length 4410 mm 4160 mm
Vehicle Width 1640 mm 1620 mm
Vehicle Height 1460 mm 1360 mm
Wheelbase Size 2450 mm 2470 mm


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