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1992 Dodge Grand Caravan vs. 1974 Renault 12

To start off, 1992 Dodge Grand Caravan is newer by 18 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 2,971 cc (6 cylinders), 1992 Dodge Grand Caravan is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1992 Dodge Grand Caravan (142 HP @ 5000 RPM) has 89 more horse power than 1974 Renault 12. (53 HP @ 5250 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1992 Dodge Grand Caravan should accelerate faster than 1974 Renault 12. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1992 Dodge Grand Caravan weights approximately 625 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, 1992 Dodge Grand Caravan (235 Nm @ 2800 RPM) has 139 more torque (in Nm) than 1974 Renault 12. (96 Nm @ 3000 RPM). This means 1992 Dodge Grand Caravan will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1974 Renault 12.

Compare all specifications:

1992 Dodge Grand Caravan 1974 Renault 12
Make Dodge Renault
Model Grand Caravan 12
Year Released 1992 1974
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2971 cc 1289 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 142 HP 53 HP
Engine RPM 5000 RPM 5250 RPM
Torque 235 Nm 96 Nm
Torque RPM 2800 RPM 3000 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Front Front
Vehicle Weight 1575 kg 950 kg
Vehicle Length 4890 mm 4410 mm
Vehicle Width 1840 mm 1640 mm
Vehicle Height 1650 mm 1460 mm
Wheelbase Size 3040 mm 2450 mm


 

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