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1974 Renault 12 vs. 1984 Toyota Carina

To start off, 1984 Toyota Carina is newer by 10 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 1,973 cc (4 cylinders), 1984 Toyota Carina is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1984 Toyota Carina (67 HP) has 14 more horse power than 1974 Renault 12. (53 HP) In normal driving conditions, 1984 Toyota Carina should accelerate faster than 1974 Renault 12. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1984 Toyota Carina weights approximately 130 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, 1984 Toyota Carina (121 Nm @ 3000 RPM) has 25 more torque (in Nm) than 1974 Renault 12. (96 Nm @ 3000 RPM). This means 1984 Toyota Carina will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1974 Renault 12.

Compare all specifications:

1974 Renault 12 1984 Toyota Carina
Make Renault Toyota
Model 12 Carina
Year Released 1974 1984
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1289 cc 1973 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 53 HP 67 HP
Torque 96 Nm 121 Nm
Torque RPM 3000 RPM 3000 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Diesel
Drive Type Front Front
Vehicle Weight 950 kg 1080 kg
Vehicle Length 4410 mm 4380 mm
Vehicle Width 1640 mm 1680 mm
Vehicle Height 1460 mm 1370 mm
Wheelbase Size 2450 mm 2520 mm


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