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1989 Isuzu Trooper vs. 1974 Renault 12

To start off, 1989 Isuzu Trooper 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 2,255 cc (4 cylinders), 1989 Isuzu Trooper is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1989 Isuzu Trooper (89 HP @ 4600 RPM) has 36 more horse power than 1974 Renault 12. (53 HP @ 5250 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1989 Isuzu Trooper should accelerate faster than 1974 Renault 12. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1989 Isuzu Trooper weights approximately 645 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 1989 Isuzu Trooper is four wheel drive (4WD), it will have significant more traction and grip than 1974 Renault 12. In wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 1989 Isuzu Trooper will offer significantly more control. 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 Isuzu Trooper (168 Nm @ 2600 RPM) has 72 more torque (in Nm) than 1974 Renault 12. (96 Nm @ 3000 RPM). This means 1989 Isuzu Trooper will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1974 Renault 12.

Compare all specifications:

1989 Isuzu Trooper 1974 Renault 12
Make Isuzu Renault
Model Trooper 12
Year Released 1989 1974
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2255 cc 1289 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 89 HP 53 HP
Engine RPM 4600 RPM 5250 RPM
Torque 168 Nm 96 Nm
Torque RPM 2600 RPM 3000 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type 4WD Front
Vehicle Weight 1595 kg 950 kg
Vehicle Length 4390 mm 4410 mm
Vehicle Width 1660 mm 1640 mm
Vehicle Height 1820 mm 1460 mm
Wheelbase Size 2660 mm 2450 mm


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