2000 Renault Laguna vs. 1974 Renault 12
To start off, 2000 Renault Laguna is newer by 26 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 1,782 cc (4 cylinders), 2000 Renault Laguna is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2000 Renault Laguna (116 HP @ 5750 RPM) has 63 more horse power than 1974 Renault 12. (53 HP @ 5250 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2000 Renault Laguna should accelerate faster than 1974 Renault 12. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2000 Renault Laguna 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, 2000 Renault Laguna (174 Nm @ 3750 RPM) has 78 more torque (in Nm) than 1974 Renault 12. (96 Nm @ 3000 RPM). This means 2000 Renault Laguna will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1974 Renault 12. 2000 Renault Laguna 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. 2000 Renault Laguna will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.
Compare all specifications:
|2000 Renault Laguna||1974 Renault 12|
|Engine Size||1782 cc||1289 cc|
|Engine Cylinders||4 cylinders||4 cylinders|
|Horse Power||116 HP||53 HP|
|Engine RPM||5750 RPM||5250 RPM|
|Torque||174 Nm||96 Nm|
|Torque RPM||3750 RPM||3000 RPM|
|Vehicle Weight||1385 kg||950 kg|
|Vehicle Length||4700 mm||4410 mm|
|Vehicle Width||1780 mm||1640 mm|
|Vehicle Height||1450 mm||1460 mm|
|Wheelbase Size||2770 mm||2450 mm|