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1974 Renault 12 vs. 2010 SsangYong Korando

To start off, 2010 SsangYong Korando 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 2,874 cc (5 cylinders), 2010 SsangYong Korando is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2010 SsangYong Korando (118 HP @ 4100 RPM) has 65 more horse power than 1974 Renault 12. (53 HP @ 5250 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2010 SsangYong Korando should accelerate faster than 1974 Renault 12. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2010 SsangYong Korando weights approximately 915 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 SsangYong Korando 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 SsangYong Korando 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 SsangYong Korando (257 Nm @ 2400 RPM) has 161 more torque (in Nm) than 1974 Renault 12. (96 Nm @ 3000 RPM). This means 2010 SsangYong Korando will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1974 Renault 12.

Compare all specifications:

1974 Renault 12 2010 SsangYong Korando
Make Renault SsangYong
Model 12 Korando
Year Released 1974 2010
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1289 cc 2874 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 5 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 53 HP 118 HP
Engine RPM 5250 RPM 4100 RPM
Torque 96 Nm 257 Nm
Torque RPM 3000 RPM 2400 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Diesel
Drive Type Front 4WD
Vehicle Weight 950 kg 1865 kg
Vehicle Length 4410 mm 4340 mm
Vehicle Width 1640 mm 1850 mm
Vehicle Height 1460 mm 1850 mm
Wheelbase Size 2450 mm 2490 mm


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