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1974 Renault 12 vs. 2008 Toyota Auris

To start off, 2008 Toyota Auris 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 1,998 cc (4 cylinders), 2008 Toyota Auris is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2008 Toyota Auris (124 HP @ 3600 RPM) has 71 more horse power than 1974 Renault 12. (53 HP @ 5250 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2008 Toyota Auris should accelerate faster than 1974 Renault 12. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2008 Toyota Auris weights approximately 514 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.

Compare all specifications:

1974 Renault 12 2008 Toyota Auris
Make Renault Toyota
Model 12 Auris
Year Released 1974 2008
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1289 cc 1998 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 53 HP 124 HP
Engine RPM 5250 RPM 3600 RPM
Torque RPM 3000 RPM 1800 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Diesel
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Vehicle Weight 950 kg 1464 kg
Vehicle Length 4410 mm 4230 mm
Vehicle Width 1640 mm 1770 mm
Vehicle Height 1460 mm 1520 mm
Wheelbase Size 2450 mm 2610 mm


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