1974 Renault 12 vs. 2010 Opel Insignia
To start off, 2010 Opel Insignia 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 1,598 cc (4 cylinders), 2010 Opel Insignia is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2010 Opel Insignia (177 HP @ 5500 RPM) has 124 more horse power than 1974 Renault 12. (53 HP @ 5250 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2010 Opel Insignia should accelerate faster than 1974 Renault 12.
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, 2010 Opel Insignia (230 Nm @ 2200 RPM) has 134 more torque (in Nm) than 1974 Renault 12. (96 Nm @ 3000 RPM). This means 2010 Opel Insignia will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1974 Renault 12. 2010 Opel Insignia has automatic transmission and 1974 Renault 12 has manual transmission. 1974 Renault 12 will offer better control over acceleration and deceleration in addition to better fuel efficiency overall. 2010 Opel Insignia will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.
Compare all specifications:
|1974 Renault 12||2010 Opel Insignia|
|Engine Size||1289 cc||1598 cc|
|Engine Cylinders||4 cylinders||4 cylinders|
|Horse Power||53 HP||177 HP|
|Engine RPM||5250 RPM||5500 RPM|
|Torque||96 Nm||230 Nm|
|Torque RPM||3000 RPM||2200 RPM|
|Vehicle Length||4410 mm||4830 mm|
|Vehicle Width||1640 mm||1856 mm|
|Vehicle Height||1460 mm||1498 mm|
|Wheelbase Size||2450 mm||2737 mm|