1999 Daihatsu Charade vs. 1974 Renault 12
To start off, 1999 Daihatsu Charade is newer by 25 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 1,296 cc (4 cylinders), 1999 Daihatsu Charade is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1999 Daihatsu Charade (83 HP @ 6500 RPM) has 30 more horse power than 1974 Renault 12. (53 HP @ 5250 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1999 Daihatsu Charade should accelerate faster than 1974 Renault 12. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1974 Renault 12 weights approximately 105 kg more than 1999 Daihatsu Charade.
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, 1999 Daihatsu Charade (105 Nm @ 5000 RPM) has 9 more torque (in Nm) than 1974 Renault 12. (96 Nm @ 3000 RPM). This means 1999 Daihatsu Charade will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1974 Renault 12.
Compare all specifications:
|1999 Daihatsu Charade||1974 Renault 12|
|Engine Size||1296 cc||1289 cc|
|Engine Cylinders||4 cylinders||4 cylinders|
|Horse Power||83 HP||53 HP|
|Engine RPM||6500 RPM||5250 RPM|
|Torque||105 Nm||96 Nm|
|Torque RPM||5000 RPM||3000 RPM|
|Vehicle Weight||845 kg||950 kg|
|Vehicle Length||3790 mm||4410 mm|
|Vehicle Width||1630 mm||1640 mm|
|Vehicle Height||1400 mm||1460 mm|
|Wheelbase Size||2400 mm||2450 mm|