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1989 Chrysler TC vs. 1974 Renault 12

To start off, 1989 Chrysler TC is newer by 15 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), 1989 Chrysler TC is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1989 Chrysler TC (176 HP @ 5200 RPM) has 123 more horse power than 1974 Renault 12. (53 HP @ 5250 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1989 Chrysler TC should accelerate faster than 1974 Renault 12. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1989 Chrysler TC weights approximately 524 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, 1989 Chrysler TC (271 Nm @ 2400 RPM) has 175 more torque (in Nm) than 1974 Renault 12. (96 Nm @ 3000 RPM). This means 1989 Chrysler TC will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1974 Renault 12.

Compare all specifications:

1989 Chrysler TC 1974 Renault 12
Make Chrysler Renault
Model TC 12
Year Released 1989 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 176 HP 53 HP
Engine RPM 5200 RPM 5250 RPM
Torque 271 Nm 96 Nm
Torque RPM 2400 RPM 3000 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Front Front
Vehicle Weight 1474 kg 950 kg
Vehicle Length 4470 mm 4410 mm
Vehicle Width 1750 mm 1640 mm
Vehicle Height 1320 mm 1460 mm
Wheelbase Size 2370 mm 2450 mm


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