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1974 Renault 12 vs. 2011 Fiat Strada

To start off, 2011 Fiat Strada is newer by 37 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 1,289 cc (4 cylinders), 1974 Renault 12 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2011 Fiat Strada (86 HP @ 4000 RPM) has 33 more horse power than 1974 Renault 12. (53 HP @ 5250 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2011 Fiat Strada 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, 2011 Fiat Strada (200 Nm @ 1750 RPM) has 104 more torque (in Nm) than 1974 Renault 12. (96 Nm @ 3000 RPM). This means 2011 Fiat Strada will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1974 Renault 12.

Compare all specifications:

1974 Renault 12 2011 Fiat Strada
Make Renault Fiat
Model 12 Strada
Year Released 1974 2011
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1289 cc 1248 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 53 HP 86 HP
Engine RPM 5250 RPM 4000 RPM
Torque 96 Nm 200 Nm
Torque RPM 3000 RPM 1750 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Diesel
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Vehicle Length 4410 mm 4444 mm
Vehicle Width 1640 mm 1644 mm
Vehicle Height 1460 mm 1230 mm
Wheelbase Size 2450 mm 2718 mm


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