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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
Make Renault Volkswagen
Model 12 Citi
Year Released 1974 2007
Engine Position Front Front
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
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
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


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