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1998 Chrysler Concorde vs. 1974 Renault 12

To start off, 1998 Chrysler Concorde is newer by 24 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 2,734 cc (6 cylinders), 1998 Chrysler Concorde is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1998 Chrysler Concorde (190 HP @ 5800 RPM) has 137 more horse power than 1974 Renault 12. (53 HP @ 5250 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1998 Chrysler Concorde should accelerate faster than 1974 Renault 12. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1998 Chrysler Concorde 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, 1998 Chrysler Concorde (255 Nm @ 4850 RPM) has 159 more torque (in Nm) than 1974 Renault 12. (96 Nm @ 3000 RPM). This means 1998 Chrysler Concorde will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1974 Renault 12. 1998 Chrysler Concorde 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. 1998 Chrysler Concorde will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

1998 Chrysler Concorde 1974 Renault 12
Make Chrysler Renault
Model Concorde 12
Year Released 1998 1974
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2734 cc 1289 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Horse Power 190 HP 53 HP
Engine RPM 5800 RPM 5250 RPM
Torque 255 Nm 96 Nm
Torque RPM 4850 RPM 3000 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Automatic Manual
Vehicle Weight 1575 kg 950 kg
Vehicle Length 5280 mm 4410 mm
Vehicle Width 1900 mm 1640 mm
Vehicle Height 1420 mm 1460 mm
Wheelbase Size 2880 mm 2450 mm


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