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1993 Chevrolet Blazer vs. 1974 Renault 12

To start off, 1993 Chevrolet Blazer is newer by 19 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 4,300 cc (6 cylinders), 1993 Chevrolet Blazer is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1993 Chevrolet Blazer (158 HP @ 4000 RPM) has 105 more horse power than 1974 Renault 12. (53 HP @ 5250 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1993 Chevrolet Blazer should accelerate faster than 1974 Renault 12. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1993 Chevrolet Blazer weights approximately 580 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 1993 Chevrolet Blazer 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, 1993 Chevrolet Blazer 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, 1993 Chevrolet Blazer (312 Nm @ 2800 RPM) has 216 more torque (in Nm) than 1974 Renault 12. (96 Nm @ 3000 RPM). This means 1993 Chevrolet Blazer will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1974 Renault 12.

Compare all specifications:

1993 Chevrolet Blazer 1974 Renault 12
Make Chevrolet Renault
Model Blazer 12
Year Released 1993 1974
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 4300 cc 1289 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 158 HP 53 HP
Engine RPM 4000 RPM 5250 RPM
Torque 312 Nm 96 Nm
Torque RPM 2800 RPM 3000 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type 4WD Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Vehicle Weight 1530 kg 950 kg
Vehicle Length 4500 mm 4410 mm
Vehicle Width 1670 mm 1640 mm
Vehicle Height 1630 mm 1460 mm
Wheelbase Size 2720 mm 2450 mm


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