1974 Renault 12 vs. 2012 Nissan Qashqai
To start off, 2012 Nissan Qashqai 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 1,598 cc (4 cylinders), 2012 Nissan Qashqai is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2012 Nissan Qashqai (113 HP @ 6000 RPM) has 60 more horse power than 1974 Renault 12. (53 HP @ 5250 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2012 Nissan Qashqai should accelerate faster than 1974 Renault 12. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2012 Nissan Qashqai weights approximately 492 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, 2012 Nissan Qashqai (160 Nm @ 4400 RPM) has 64 more torque (in Nm) than 1974 Renault 12. (96 Nm @ 3000 RPM). This means 2012 Nissan Qashqai will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1974 Renault 12.
Compare all specifications:
|1974 Renault 12||2012 Nissan Qashqai|
|Engine Size||1289 cc||1598 cc|
|Engine Cylinders||4 cylinders||4 cylinders|
|Horse Power||53 HP||113 HP|
|Engine RPM||5250 RPM||6000 RPM|
|Torque||96 Nm||160 Nm|
|Torque RPM||3000 RPM||4400 RPM|
|Vehicle Weight||950 kg||1442 kg|
|Vehicle Length||4410 mm||4320 mm|
|Vehicle Width||1640 mm||1790 mm|
|Vehicle Height||1460 mm||1620 mm|
|Wheelbase Size||2450 mm||2640 mm|