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|
|Engine Size||1289 cc||2400 cc|
|Engine Cylinders||4 cylinders||4 cylinders|
|Horse Power||53 HP||160 HP|
|Engine RPM||5250 RPM||5500 RPM|
|Torque||96 Nm||213 Nm|
|Torque RPM||3000 RPM||4000 RPM|
|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|