1974 Renault 12 vs. 2007 Volkswagen Citi
To start off, 2007 Volkswagen Citi is newer by 33 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 1,423 cc, 2007 Volkswagen Citi is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2007 Volkswagen Citi (72 HP @ 5600 RPM) has 19 more horse power than 1974 Renault 12. (53 HP @ 5250 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2007 Volkswagen Citi should accelerate faster than 1974 Renault 12. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1974 Renault 12 weights approximately 94 kg more than 2007 Volkswagen Citi.
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, 2007 Volkswagen Citi (108 Nm @ 3800 RPM) has 12 more torque (in Nm) than 1974 Renault 12. (96 Nm @ 3000 RPM). This means 2007 Volkswagen Citi will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1974 Renault 12.
Compare all specifications:
|1974 Renault 12||2007 Volkswagen Citi|
|Engine Size||1289 cc||1423 cc|
|Horse Power||53 HP||72 HP|
|Engine RPM||5250 RPM||5600 RPM|
|Torque||96 Nm||108 Nm|
|Torque RPM||3000 RPM||3800 RPM|
|Vehicle Weight||950 kg||856 kg|
|Vehicle Length||4410 mm||3820 mm|
|Vehicle Width||1640 mm||1400 mm|
|Vehicle Height||1460 mm||1620 mm|
|Wheelbase Size||2450 mm||2410 mm|