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1974 Renault 12 vs. 2010 Peugeot 3008

To start off, 2010 Peugeot 3008 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 1,560 cc (4 cylinders), 2010 Peugeot 3008 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2010 Peugeot 3008 (108 HP @ 4000 RPM) has 55 more horse power than 1974 Renault 12. (53 HP @ 5250 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2010 Peugeot 3008 should accelerate faster than 1974 Renault 12.

Because 2010 Peugeot 3008 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 Peugeot 3008 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 Peugeot 3008 (240 Nm @ 1750 RPM) has 144 more torque (in Nm) than 1974 Renault 12. (96 Nm @ 3000 RPM). This means 2010 Peugeot 3008 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1974 Renault 12. 2010 Peugeot 3008 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 Peugeot 3008 will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

1974 Renault 12 2010 Peugeot 3008
Make Renault Peugeot
Model 12 3008
Year Released 1974 2010
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1289 cc 1560 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 53 HP 108 HP
Engine RPM 5250 RPM 4000 RPM
Torque 96 Nm 240 Nm
Torque RPM 3000 RPM 1750 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Diesel
Drive Type Front 4WD
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Vehicle Length 4410 mm 4365 mm
Vehicle Width 1640 mm 1837 mm
Vehicle Height 1460 mm 1639 mm
Wheelbase Size 2450 mm 2613 mm


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