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1974 Renault 12 vs. 2013 Chrysler 300

To start off, 2013 Chrysler 300 is newer by 39 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 3,600 cc (6 cylinders), 2013 Chrysler 300 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2013 Chrysler 300 (288 HP @ 6350 RPM) has 235 more horse power than 1974 Renault 12. (53 HP @ 5250 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2013 Chrysler 300 should accelerate faster than 1974 Renault 12. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2013 Chrysler 300 weights approximately 878 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 2013 Chrysler 300 is rear wheel drive (RWD), it offers better handling in dry conditions; in addition, if you are looking to drift, it will be much easier to do with 2013 Chrysler 300. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 1974 Renault 12, being front wheel drive (FWD), will offer much better control with better grip. 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, 2013 Chrysler 300 (534 Nm @ 4800 RPM) has 438 more torque (in Nm) than 1974 Renault 12. (96 Nm @ 3000 RPM). This means 2013 Chrysler 300 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1974 Renault 12. 2013 Chrysler 300 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. 2013 Chrysler 300 will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

1974 Renault 12 2013 Chrysler 300
Make Renault Chrysler
Model 12 300
Year Released 1974 2013
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1289 cc 3600 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Horse Power 53 HP 288 HP
Engine RPM 5250 RPM 6350 RPM
Torque 96 Nm 534 Nm
Torque RPM 3000 RPM 4800 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Flex Fuel
Drive Type Front Rear
Transmission Type Manual 8-speed automatic
Vehicle Weight 950 kg 1828 kg
Vehicle Length 4410 mm 5044 mm
Vehicle Width 1640 mm 1902 mm
Vehicle Height 1460 mm 1492 mm
Wheelbase Size 2450 mm 3052 mm


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