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1974 Renault 12 vs. 2012 Chevrolet Silverado

To start off, 2012 Chevrolet Silverado is newer by 38 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 5,998 cc (8 cylinders), 2012 Chevrolet Silverado is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2012 Chevrolet Silverado (360 HP @ 5400 RPM) has 307 more horse power than 1974 Renault 12. (53 HP @ 5250 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2012 Chevrolet Silverado should accelerate faster than 1974 Renault 12. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2012 Chevrolet Silverado weights approximately 1968 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 2012 Chevrolet Silverado 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, 2012 Chevrolet Silverado 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, 2012 Chevrolet Silverado (515 Nm @ 4200 RPM) has 419 more torque (in Nm) than 1974 Renault 12. (96 Nm @ 3000 RPM). This means 2012 Chevrolet Silverado will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1974 Renault 12. 2012 Chevrolet Silverado 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. 2012 Chevrolet Silverado will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

1974 Renault 12 2012 Chevrolet Silverado
Make Renault Chevrolet
Model 12 Silverado
Year Released 1974 2012
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1289 cc 5998 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 8 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Horse Power 53 HP 360 HP
Engine RPM 5250 RPM 5400 RPM
Torque 96 Nm 515 Nm
Torque RPM 3000 RPM 4200 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Front 4WD
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Vehicle Weight 950 kg 2918 kg
Vehicle Length 4410 mm 6580 mm
Vehicle Width 1640 mm 2040 mm
Vehicle Height 1460 mm 1960 mm
Wheelbase Size 2450 mm 4250 mm


 

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