• Cart

1994 Oldsmobile Eighty-Eight vs. 1974 Renault 12

To start off, 1994 Oldsmobile Eighty-Eight is newer by 20 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 3,791 cc (6 cylinders), 1994 Oldsmobile Eighty-Eight is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1994 Oldsmobile Eighty-Eight (202 HP @ 4400 RPM) has 149 more horse power than 1974 Renault 12. (53 HP @ 5250 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1994 Oldsmobile Eighty-Eight should accelerate faster than 1974 Renault 12. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1994 Oldsmobile Eighty-Eight weights approximately 590 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, 1994 Oldsmobile Eighty-Eight (352 Nm @ 2800 RPM) has 256 more torque (in Nm) than 1974 Renault 12. (96 Nm @ 3000 RPM). This means 1994 Oldsmobile Eighty-Eight will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1974 Renault 12. 1994 Oldsmobile Eighty-Eight has automatic transmission and 1974 Renault 12 has manual transmission. 1974 Renault 12 will offer better control over acceleration and deceleration in addition to better fuel efficiency overall. 1994 Oldsmobile Eighty-Eight will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

1994 Oldsmobile Eighty-Eight 1974 Renault 12
Make Oldsmobile Renault
Model Eighty-Eight 12
Year Released 1994 1974
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 3791 cc 1289 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 202 HP 53 HP
Engine RPM 4400 RPM 5250 RPM
Torque 352 Nm 96 Nm
Torque RPM 2800 RPM 3000 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Automatic Manual
Vehicle Weight 1540 kg 950 kg
Vehicle Length 5130 mm 4410 mm
Vehicle Width 1900 mm 1640 mm
Vehicle Height 1420 mm 1460 mm
Wheelbase Size 2820 mm 2450 mm


More Comparisons


Replacing Your Front Disc Brakes Made Simple: The Definitive DIY Guide
Replace the front disc brakes of your vehicle and save money on labour cost. Read this guide to learn how. [read more]
What to look for when buying a used/second hand car.
Diligence through every step of the buying process will help you find a reliable used car and avoid any unpleasant surprises. [read more]
Step-by-Step Guide on How to Perform an Oil Change on Your Car
One of the most effective ways of saving money on car maintenance is to change the oil yourself. [read more]