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|
|Engine Size||1289 cc||1597 cc|
|Engine Cylinders||4 cylinders||4 cylinders|
|Horse Power||53 HP||108 HP|
|Engine RPM||5250 RPM||5750 RPM|
|Torque||96 Nm||151 Nm|
|Torque RPM||3000 RPM||3750 RPM|
|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|