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1975 Renault 12 vs. 1975 Toyota Corona

To start off, both 1975 Renault 12 and 1975 Toyota Corona were released in the same year (1975). Therefore the support and the availability on parts for both vehicles should be relatively similar. At 1,587 cc (4 cylinders), 1975 Toyota Corona is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1975 Toyota Corona (84 HP @ 5600 RPM) has 31 more horse power than 1975 Renault 12. (53 HP @ 5250 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 1975 Toyota Corona should accelerate faster than 1975 Renault 12. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1975 Toyota Corona weights approximately 100 kg more than 1975 Renault 12. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 1975 Toyota Corona 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 Toyota Corona. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 1975 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 Toyota Corona (135 Nm @ 3400 RPM) has 41 more torque (in Nm) than 1975 Renault 12. (94 Nm @ 3000 RPM). This means 1975 Toyota Corona will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1975 Renault 12.

Compare all specifications:

1975 Renault 12 1975 Toyota Corona
Make Renault Toyota
Model 12 Corona
Year Released 1975 1975
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1289 cc 1587 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 53 HP 84 HP
Engine RPM 5250 RPM 5600 RPM
Torque 94 Nm 135 Nm
Torque RPM 3000 RPM 3400 RPM
Engine Bore Size 73 mm 81 mm
Engine Stroke Size 77 mm 77 mm
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Front Rear
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Vehicle Weight 900 kg 1000 kg
Vehicle Length 4350 mm 4260 mm
Vehicle Width 1620 mm 1620 mm
Vehicle Height 1440 mm 1400 mm
Wheelbase Size 2450 mm 2510 mm


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