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1975 Nissan Cedric vs. 1974 Renault 12

To start off, 1975 Nissan Cedric is newer by 1 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 1,991 cc (4 cylinders), 1975 Nissan Cedric is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1975 Nissan Cedric (55 HP @ 4000 RPM) has 2 more horse power than 1974 Renault 12. (53 HP @ 5250 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1975 Nissan Cedric should accelerate faster than 1974 Renault 12. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1975 Nissan Cedric weights approximately 430 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 1975 Nissan Cedric 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 1975 Nissan Cedric. 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, 1975 Nissan Cedric (127 Nm @ 1800 RPM) has 31 more torque (in Nm) than 1974 Renault 12. (96 Nm @ 3000 RPM). This means 1975 Nissan Cedric will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1974 Renault 12.

Compare all specifications:

1975 Nissan Cedric 1974 Renault 12
Make Nissan Renault
Model Cedric 12
Year Released 1975 1974
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1991 cc 1289 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 55 HP 53 HP
Engine RPM 4000 RPM 5250 RPM
Torque 127 Nm 96 Nm
Torque RPM 1800 RPM 3000 RPM
Fuel Type Diesel Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Vehicle Weight 1380 kg 950 kg
Vehicle Length 4700 mm 4410 mm
Vehicle Width 1700 mm 1640 mm
Vehicle Height 1450 mm 1460 mm
Wheelbase Size 2700 mm 2450 mm


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