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1988 Chrysler Voyager vs. 1974 Renault 12

To start off, 1988 Chrysler Voyager is newer by 14 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 2,499 cc (4 cylinders), 1988 Chrysler Voyager is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1988 Chrysler Voyager (96 HP @ 4400 RPM) has 43 more horse power than 1974 Renault 12. (53 HP @ 5250 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1988 Chrysler Voyager should accelerate faster than 1974 Renault 12. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1988 Chrysler Voyager weights approximately 470 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, 1988 Chrysler Voyager (183 Nm @ 2000 RPM) has 87 more torque (in Nm) than 1974 Renault 12. (96 Nm @ 3000 RPM). This means 1988 Chrysler Voyager will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1974 Renault 12.

Compare all specifications:

1988 Chrysler Voyager 1974 Renault 12
Make Chrysler Renault
Model Voyager 12
Year Released 1988 1974
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2499 cc 1289 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 96 HP 53 HP
Engine RPM 4400 RPM 5250 RPM
Torque 183 Nm 96 Nm
Torque RPM 2000 RPM 3000 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Vehicle Weight 1420 kg 950 kg
Vehicle Length 4530 mm 4410 mm
Vehicle Width 1840 mm 1640 mm
Vehicle Height 1680 mm 1460 mm
Wheelbase Size 2860 mm 2450 mm


 

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