1974 Renault 12 vs. 2012 Opel Insignia
To start off, 2012 Opel Insignia 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 1,796 cc (4 cylinders), 2012 Opel Insignia is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2012 Opel Insignia (138 HP @ 6300 RPM) has 85 more horse power than 1974 Renault 12. (53 HP @ 5250 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2012 Opel Insignia should accelerate faster than 1974 Renault 12.
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 Opel Insignia (175 Nm @ 3800 RPM) has 79 more torque (in Nm) than 1974 Renault 12. (96 Nm @ 3000 RPM). This means 2012 Opel Insignia will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1974 Renault 12. 2012 Opel Insignia 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 Opel Insignia will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.
Compare all specifications:
|1974 Renault 12||2012 Opel Insignia|
|Engine Size||1289 cc||1796 cc|
|Engine Cylinders||4 cylinders||4 cylinders|
|Horse Power||53 HP||138 HP|
|Engine RPM||5250 RPM||6300 RPM|
|Torque||96 Nm||175 Nm|
|Torque RPM||3000 RPM||3800 RPM|
|Vehicle Length||4410 mm||4830 mm|
|Vehicle Width||1640 mm||1856 mm|
|Vehicle Height||1460 mm||1498 mm|
|Wheelbase Size||2450 mm||2737 mm|