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1974 Renault 12 vs. 2012 Toyota 4Runner

To start off, 2012 Toyota 4Runner 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 4,000 cc (6 cylinders), 2012 Toyota 4Runner is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2012 Toyota 4Runner (270 HP @ 5600 RPM) has 217 more horse power than 1974 Renault 12. (53 HP @ 5250 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2012 Toyota 4Runner should accelerate faster than 1974 Renault 12. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2012 Toyota 4Runner weights approximately 1046 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 Toyota 4Runner 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 Toyota 4Runner 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 Toyota 4Runner (376 Nm @ 4400 RPM) has 280 more torque (in Nm) than 1974 Renault 12. (96 Nm @ 3000 RPM). This means 2012 Toyota 4Runner will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1974 Renault 12. 2012 Toyota 4Runner 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 Toyota 4Runner will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

1974 Renault 12 2012 Toyota 4Runner
Make Renault Toyota
Model 12 4Runner
Year Released 1974 2012
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1289 cc 4000 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Horse Power 53 HP 270 HP
Engine RPM 5250 RPM 5600 RPM
Torque 96 Nm 376 Nm
Torque RPM 3000 RPM 4400 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Front 4WD
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Vehicle Weight 950 kg 1996 kg
Vehicle Length 4410 mm 4823 mm
Vehicle Width 1640 mm 1925 mm
Vehicle Height 1460 mm 1816 mm
Wheelbase Size 2450 mm 2789 mm


 

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