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1974 Renault 12 vs. 2009 Volkswagen Caddy

To start off, 2009 Volkswagen Caddy 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 1,598 cc (4 cylinders), 2009 Volkswagen Caddy is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2009 Volkswagen Caddy (101 HP @ 3800 RPM) has 48 more horse power than 1974 Renault 12. (53 HP @ 5250 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2009 Volkswagen Caddy should accelerate faster than 1974 Renault 12. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2009 Volkswagen Caddy weights approximately 1357 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, 2009 Volkswagen Caddy (148 Nm @ 3800 RPM) has 52 more torque (in Nm) than 1974 Renault 12. (96 Nm @ 3000 RPM). This means 2009 Volkswagen Caddy will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1974 Renault 12.

Compare all specifications:

1974 Renault 12 2009 Volkswagen Caddy
Make Renault Volkswagen
Model 12 Caddy
Year Released 1974 2009
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1289 cc 1598 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 53 HP 101 HP
Engine RPM 5250 RPM 3800 RPM
Torque 96 Nm 148 Nm
Torque RPM 3000 RPM 3800 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Vehicle Weight 950 kg 2307 kg
Vehicle Length 4410 mm 4410 mm
Vehicle Width 1640 mm 1840 mm
Vehicle Height 1460 mm 1810 mm
Wheelbase Size 2450 mm 2690 mm


 

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