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1974 Renault 12 vs. 2009 Toyota Yaris

To start off, 2009 Toyota Yaris is newer by 35 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, 2009 Toyota Yaris (68 HP @ 6000 RPM) has 15 more horse power than 1974 Renault 12. (53 HP @ 5250 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2009 Toyota Yaris should accelerate faster than 1974 Renault 12. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2009 Toyota Yaris weights approximately 734 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, 1974 Renault 12 (96 Nm @ 3000 RPM) has 3 more torque (in Nm) than 2009 Toyota Yaris. (93 Nm @ 3600 RPM). This means 1974 Renault 12 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2009 Toyota Yaris.

Compare all specifications:

1974 Renault 12 2009 Toyota Yaris
Make Renault Toyota
Model 12 Yaris
Year Released 1974 2009
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1289 cc 995 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 3 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 53 HP 68 HP
Engine RPM 5250 RPM 6000 RPM
Torque 96 Nm 93 Nm
Torque RPM 3000 RPM 3600 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Vehicle Weight 950 kg 1684 kg
Vehicle Length 4410 mm 3760 mm
Vehicle Width 1640 mm 1700 mm
Vehicle Height 1460 mm 1540 mm
Wheelbase Size 2450 mm 2470 mm


 

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