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1974 Renault 12 vs. 2008 Suzuki Ignis

To start off, 2008 Suzuki Ignis 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 1,489 cc (4 cylinders), 2008 Suzuki Ignis is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2008 Suzuki Ignis (98 HP @ 5900 RPM) has 45 more horse power than 1974 Renault 12. (53 HP @ 5250 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2008 Suzuki Ignis should accelerate faster than 1974 Renault 12. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2008 Suzuki Ignis weights approximately 135 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.

Because 2008 Suzuki Ignis is four wheel drive (4WD), it will have significant more traction and grip than 1974 Renault 12. In wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2008 Suzuki Ignis will offer significantly more control. 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 Suzuki Ignis (133 Nm @ 4100 RPM) has 37 more torque (in Nm) than 1974 Renault 12. (96 Nm @ 3000 RPM). This means 2008 Suzuki Ignis will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1974 Renault 12.

Compare all specifications:

1974 Renault 12 2008 Suzuki Ignis
Make Renault Suzuki
Model 12 Ignis
Year Released 1974 2008
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1289 cc 1489 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 53 HP 98 HP
Engine RPM 5250 RPM 5900 RPM
Torque 96 Nm 133 Nm
Torque RPM 3000 RPM 4100 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline - Premium
Drive Type Front 4WD
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Vehicle Weight 950 kg 1085 kg
Vehicle Length 4410 mm 3780 mm
Vehicle Width 1640 mm 1610 mm
Vehicle Height 1460 mm 1570 mm
Wheelbase Size 2450 mm 2370 mm


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