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1974 Renault 12 vs. 2005 Renault Scenic

To start off, 2005 Renault Scenic is newer by 31 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 1,870 cc (4 cylinders), 2005 Renault Scenic is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2005 Renault Scenic (78 HP @ 4000 RPM) has 25 more horse power than 1974 Renault 12. (53 HP @ 5250 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2005 Renault Scenic should accelerate faster than 1974 Renault 12. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2005 Renault Scenic weights approximately 415 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, 2005 Renault Scenic (160 Nm @ 2000 RPM) has 64 more torque (in Nm) than 1974 Renault 12. (96 Nm @ 3000 RPM). This means 2005 Renault Scenic will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1974 Renault 12.

Compare all specifications:

1974 Renault 12 2005 Renault Scenic
Make Renault Renault
Model 12 Scenic
Year Released 1974 2005
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1289 cc 1870 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 53 HP 78 HP
Engine RPM 5250 RPM 4000 RPM
Torque 96 Nm 160 Nm
Torque RPM 3000 RPM 2000 RPM
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Vehicle Weight 950 kg 1365 kg
Vehicle Length 4410 mm 4180 mm
Vehicle Width 1640 mm 1730 mm
Vehicle Height 1460 mm 1680 mm
Wheelbase Size 2450 mm 2540 mm


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