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1974 Renault 12 vs. 2011 Jeep Compass

To start off, 2011 Jeep Compass 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 2,400 cc (4 cylinders), 2011 Jeep Compass is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2011 Jeep Compass (172 HP @ 6000 RPM) has 119 more horse power than 1974 Renault 12. (53 HP @ 5250 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2011 Jeep Compass should accelerate faster than 1974 Renault 12. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2011 Jeep Compass weights approximately 528 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.

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 Jeep Compass (223 Nm @ 4400 RPM) has 127 more torque (in Nm) than 1974 Renault 12. (96 Nm @ 3000 RPM). This means 2011 Jeep Compass will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1974 Renault 12.

Compare all specifications:

1974 Renault 12 2011 Jeep Compass
Make Renault Jeep
Model 12 Compass
Year Released 1974 2011
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1289 cc 2400 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 53 HP 172 HP
Engine RPM 5250 RPM 6000 RPM
Torque 96 Nm 223 Nm
Torque RPM 3000 RPM 4400 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Manual CVT
Vehicle Weight 950 kg 1478 kg
Vehicle Length 4410 mm 4404 mm
Vehicle Width 1640 mm 1760 mm
Vehicle Height 1460 mm 1656 mm
Wheelbase Size 2450 mm 2634 mm


 

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