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1974 Renault 12 vs. 1998 Toyota Corolla

To start off, 1998 Toyota Corolla is newer by 24 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 1,587 cc (4 cylinders), 1998 Toyota Corolla is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1998 Toyota Corolla (105 HP @ 5800 RPM) has 52 more horse power than 1974 Renault 12. (53 HP @ 5250 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 1998 Toyota Corolla should accelerate faster than 1974 Renault 12. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1998 Toyota Corolla weights approximately 140 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, 1998 Toyota Corolla (135 Nm @ 4800 RPM) has 39 more torque (in Nm) than 1974 Renault 12. (96 Nm @ 3000 RPM). This means 1998 Toyota Corolla will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1974 Renault 12.

Compare all specifications:

1974 Renault 12 1998 Toyota Corolla
Make Renault Toyota
Model 12 Corolla
Year Released 1974 1998
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1289 cc 1587 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 53 HP 105 HP
Engine RPM 5250 RPM 5800 RPM
Torque 96 Nm 135 Nm
Torque RPM 3000 RPM 4800 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Vehicle Weight 950 kg 1090 kg
Vehicle Length 4410 mm 4280 mm
Vehicle Width 1640 mm 1690 mm
Vehicle Height 1460 mm 1390 mm
Wheelbase Size 2450 mm 2470 mm


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