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1974 Renault 12 vs. 2000 Renault Laguna

To start off, 2000 Renault Laguna is newer by 26 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 1,597 cc (4 cylinders), 2000 Renault Laguna is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2000 Renault Laguna (108 HP @ 5750 RPM) has 55 more horse power than 1974 Renault 12. (53 HP @ 5250 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2000 Renault Laguna should accelerate faster than 1974 Renault 12. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2000 Renault Laguna weights approximately 390 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, 2000 Renault Laguna (151 Nm @ 3750 RPM) has 55 more torque (in Nm) than 1974 Renault 12. (96 Nm @ 3000 RPM). This means 2000 Renault Laguna will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1974 Renault 12.

Compare all specifications:

1974 Renault 12 2000 Renault Laguna
Make Renault Renault
Model 12 Laguna
Year Released 1974 2000
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1289 cc 1597 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 53 HP 108 HP
Engine RPM 5250 RPM 5750 RPM
Torque 96 Nm 151 Nm
Torque RPM 3000 RPM 3750 RPM
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Vehicle Weight 950 kg 1340 kg
Vehicle Length 4410 mm 4700 mm
Vehicle Width 1640 mm 1780 mm
Vehicle Height 1460 mm 1450 mm
Wheelbase Size 2450 mm 2750 mm


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