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1980 Dodge Omni vs. 1974 Renault 12

To start off, 1980 Dodge Omni is newer by 6 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 2,213 cc (4 cylinders), 1980 Dodge Omni is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1980 Dodge Omni (84 HP @ 4800 RPM) has 31 more horse power than 1974 Renault 12. (53 HP @ 5250 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1980 Dodge Omni should accelerate faster than 1974 Renault 12. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1980 Dodge Omni weights approximately 50 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.

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, 1980 Dodge Omni (151 Nm @ 2400 RPM) has 55 more torque (in Nm) than 1974 Renault 12. (96 Nm @ 3000 RPM). This means 1980 Dodge Omni will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1974 Renault 12.

Compare all specifications:

1980 Dodge Omni 1974 Renault 12
Make Dodge Renault
Model Omni 12
Year Released 1980 1974
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2213 cc 1289 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 84 HP 53 HP
Engine RPM 4800 RPM 5250 RPM
Torque 151 Nm 96 Nm
Torque RPM 2400 RPM 3000 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Front Front
Vehicle Weight 1000 kg 950 kg
Vehicle Length 4190 mm 4410 mm
Vehicle Width 1680 mm 1640 mm
Vehicle Height 1360 mm 1460 mm
Wheelbase Size 2530 mm 2450 mm


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