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|
|Engine Size||1289 cc||1973 cc|
|Engine Cylinders||4 cylinders||4 cylinders|
|Horse Power||53 HP||67 HP|
|Torque||96 Nm||121 Nm|
|Torque RPM||3000 RPM||3000 RPM|
|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|