1998 Kia Joice vs. 1974 Renault 12
To start off, 1998 Kia Joice 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 1,977 cc (4 cylinders), 1998 Kia Joice is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1998 Kia Joice (136 HP @ 6000 RPM) has 83 more horse power than 1974 Renault 12. (53 HP @ 5250 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1998 Kia Joice should accelerate faster than 1974 Renault 12. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1998 Kia Joice weights approximately 435 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 Kia Joice (188 Nm @ 4000 RPM) has 92 more torque (in Nm) than 1974 Renault 12. (96 Nm @ 3000 RPM). This means 1998 Kia Joice will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1974 Renault 12.
Compare all specifications:
|1998 Kia Joice||1974 Renault 12|
|Engine Size||1977 cc||1289 cc|
|Engine Cylinders||4 cylinders||4 cylinders|
|Horse Power||136 HP||53 HP|
|Engine RPM||6000 RPM||5250 RPM|
|Torque||188 Nm||96 Nm|
|Torque RPM||4000 RPM||3000 RPM|
|Vehicle Weight||1385 kg||950 kg|
|Vehicle Length||4580 mm||4410 mm|
|Vehicle Width||1730 mm||1640 mm|
|Vehicle Height||1650 mm||1460 mm|
|Wheelbase Size||2730 mm||2450 mm|