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1974 Renault 12 vs. 2008 Renault Kangoo

To start off, 2008 Renault Kangoo is newer by 34 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 1,289 cc (4 cylinders), 1974 Renault 12 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2008 Renault Kangoo (74 HP @ 5500 RPM) has 21 more horse power than 1974 Renault 12. (53 HP @ 5250 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2008 Renault Kangoo should accelerate faster than 1974 Renault 12. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2008 Renault Kangoo weights approximately 160 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, 2008 Renault Kangoo (105 Nm @ 3500 RPM) has 9 more torque (in Nm) than 1974 Renault 12. (96 Nm @ 3000 RPM). This means 2008 Renault Kangoo will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1974 Renault 12.

Compare all specifications:

1974 Renault 12 2008 Renault Kangoo
Make Renault Renault
Model 12 Kangoo
Year Released 1974 2008
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1289 cc 1149 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 53 HP 74 HP
Engine RPM 5250 RPM 5500 RPM
Torque 96 Nm 105 Nm
Torque RPM 3000 RPM 3500 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline - Premium
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Vehicle Weight 950 kg 1110 kg
Vehicle Length 4410 mm 4040 mm
Vehicle Width 1640 mm 1680 mm
Vehicle Height 1460 mm 1830 mm
Wheelbase Size 2450 mm 2610 mm


 

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