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1974 Renault 12 vs. 1987 Toyota Camry

To start off, 1987 Toyota Camry is newer by 13 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 2,507 cc (6 cylinders), 1987 Toyota Camry is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1987 Toyota Camry (158 HP @ 5800 RPM) has 105 more horse power than 1974 Renault 12. (53 HP @ 5250 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 1987 Toyota Camry should accelerate faster than 1974 Renault 12. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1987 Toyota Camry weights approximately 330 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, 1987 Toyota Camry (206 Nm @ 4600 RPM) has 110 more torque (in Nm) than 1974 Renault 12. (96 Nm @ 3000 RPM). This means 1987 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 1987 Toyota Camry
Make Renault Toyota
Model 12 Camry
Year Released 1974 1987
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1289 cc 2507 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 53 HP 158 HP
Engine RPM 5250 RPM 5800 RPM
Torque 96 Nm 206 Nm
Torque RPM 3000 RPM 4600 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Diesel
Drive Type Front Front
Vehicle Weight 950 kg 1280 kg
Vehicle Length 4410 mm 4530 mm
Vehicle Width 1640 mm 1720 mm
Vehicle Height 1460 mm 1410 mm
Wheelbase Size 2450 mm 2610 mm


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