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1974 Renault 12 vs. 1986 Toyota Camry

To start off, 1986 Toyota Camry is newer by 12 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 1,832 cc (4 cylinders), 1986 Toyota Camry is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1986 Toyota Camry (89 HP @ 5200 RPM) has 36 more horse power than 1974 Renault 12. (53 HP @ 5250 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 1986 Toyota Camry should accelerate faster than 1974 Renault 12. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1986 Toyota Camry 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, 1986 Toyota Camry (143 Nm @ 3400 RPM) has 47 more torque (in Nm) than 1974 Renault 12. (96 Nm @ 3000 RPM). This means 1986 Toyota Camry will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1974 Renault 12.

Compare all specifications:

1974 Renault 12 1986 Toyota Camry
Make Renault Toyota
Model 12 Camry
Year Released 1974 1986
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1289 cc 1832 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 53 HP 89 HP
Engine RPM 5250 RPM 5200 RPM
Torque 96 Nm 143 Nm
Torque RPM 3000 RPM 3400 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Front Front
Vehicle Weight 950 kg 1080 kg
Vehicle Length 4410 mm 4420 mm
Vehicle Width 1640 mm 1700 mm
Vehicle Height 1460 mm 1380 mm
Wheelbase Size 2450 mm 2610 mm


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