• Cart

1974 Renault 12 vs. 2011 Mitsubishi Galant

To start off, 2011 Mitsubishi Galant 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 Mitsubishi Galant is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2011 Mitsubishi Galant (160 HP @ 5500 RPM) has 107 more horse power than 1974 Renault 12. (53 HP @ 5250 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2011 Mitsubishi Galant should accelerate faster than 1974 Renault 12. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2011 Mitsubishi Galant weights approximately 630 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 Mitsubishi Galant (213 Nm @ 4000 RPM) has 117 more torque (in Nm) than 1974 Renault 12. (96 Nm @ 3000 RPM). This means 2011 Mitsubishi Galant will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1974 Renault 12. 2011 Mitsubishi Galant 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. 2011 Mitsubishi Galant will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

1974 Renault 12 2011 Mitsubishi Galant
Make Renault Mitsubishi
Model 12 Galant
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 160 HP
Engine RPM 5250 RPM 5500 RPM
Torque 96 Nm 213 Nm
Torque RPM 3000 RPM 4000 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Vehicle Weight 950 kg 1580 kg
Vehicle Length 4410 mm 4854 mm
Vehicle Width 1640 mm 1839 mm
Vehicle Height 1460 mm 1473 mm
Wheelbase Size 2450 mm 2751 mm


More Comparisons


Replacing Your Front Disc Brakes Made Simple: The Definitive DIY Guide
Replace the front disc brakes of your vehicle and save money on labour cost. Read this guide to learn how. [read more]
What to look for when buying a used/second hand car.
Diligence through every step of the buying process will help you find a reliable used car and avoid any unpleasant surprises. [read more]
Step-by-Step Guide on How to Perform an Oil Change on Your Car
One of the most effective ways of saving money on car maintenance is to change the oil yourself. [read more]