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1974 Renault 12 vs. 2010 Fiat Sedici

To start off, 2010 Fiat Sedici is newer by 36 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 1,586 cc (4 cylinders), 2010 Fiat Sedici is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2010 Fiat Sedici (106 HP @ 5600 RPM) has 53 more horse power than 1974 Renault 12. (53 HP @ 5250 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2010 Fiat Sedici should accelerate faster than 1974 Renault 12. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2010 Fiat Sedici weights approximately 315 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 2010 Fiat Sedici 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, 2010 Fiat Sedici 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, 2010 Fiat Sedici (145 Nm @ 4000 RPM) has 49 more torque (in Nm) than 1974 Renault 12. (96 Nm @ 3000 RPM). This means 2010 Fiat Sedici will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1974 Renault 12.

Compare all specifications:

1974 Renault 12 2010 Fiat Sedici
Make Renault Fiat
Model 12 Sedici
Year Released 1974 2010
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1289 cc 1586 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 53 HP 106 HP
Engine RPM 5250 RPM 5600 RPM
Torque 96 Nm 145 Nm
Torque RPM 3000 RPM 4000 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline - Premium
Drive Type Front 4WD
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Vehicle Weight 950 kg 1265 kg
Vehicle Length 4410 mm 4120 mm
Vehicle Width 1640 mm 1760 mm
Vehicle Height 1460 mm 1630 mm
Wheelbase Size 2450 mm 2510 mm


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