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1974 Renault 12 vs. 2006 Suzuki Swift

To start off, 2006 Suzuki Swift is newer by 32 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 1,328 cc (4 cylinders), 2006 Suzuki Swift is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2006 Suzuki Swift (91 HP @ 5800 RPM) has 38 more horse power than 1974 Renault 12. (53 HP @ 5250 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2006 Suzuki Swift should accelerate faster than 1974 Renault 12. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2006 Suzuki Swift weights approximately 95 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, 2006 Suzuki Swift (116 Nm @ 4200 RPM) has 20 more torque (in Nm) than 1974 Renault 12. (96 Nm @ 3000 RPM). This means 2006 Suzuki Swift will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1974 Renault 12.

Compare all specifications:

1974 Renault 12 2006 Suzuki Swift
Make Renault Suzuki
Model 12 Swift
Year Released 1974 2006
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1289 cc 1328 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 53 HP 91 HP
Engine RPM 5250 RPM 5800 RPM
Torque 96 Nm 116 Nm
Torque RPM 3000 RPM 4200 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline - Premium
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Vehicle Weight 950 kg 1045 kg
Vehicle Length 4410 mm 3700 mm
Vehicle Width 1640 mm 1700 mm
Vehicle Height 1460 mm 1510 mm
Wheelbase Size 2450 mm 2390 mm


 

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