2001 Ford Mondeo vs. 1974 Renault 12
To start off, 2001 Ford Mondeo is newer by 27 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 1,896 cc (4 cylinders), 2001 Ford Mondeo is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2001 Ford Mondeo (145 HP @ 5500 RPM) has 92 more horse power than 1974 Renault 12. (53 HP @ 5250 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2001 Ford Mondeo should accelerate faster than 1974 Renault 12. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2001 Ford Mondeo weights approximately 470 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, 2001 Ford Mondeo (190 Nm @ 4500 RPM) has 94 more torque (in Nm) than 1974 Renault 12. (96 Nm @ 3000 RPM). This means 2001 Ford Mondeo will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1974 Renault 12.
Compare all specifications:
|2001 Ford Mondeo||1974 Renault 12|
|Engine Size||1896 cc||1289 cc|
|Engine Cylinders||4 cylinders||4 cylinders|
|Horse Power||145 HP||53 HP|
|Engine RPM||5500 RPM||5250 RPM|
|Torque||190 Nm||96 Nm|
|Torque RPM||4500 RPM||3000 RPM|
|Vehicle Weight||1420 kg||950 kg|
|Vehicle Length||4810 mm||4410 mm|
|Vehicle Width||1820 mm||1640 mm|
|Vehicle Height||1420 mm||1460 mm|
|Wheelbase Size||2760 mm||2450 mm|