2003 Chrysler Sebring vs. 1974 Renault 12
To start off, 2003 Chrysler Sebring is newer by 29 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 2,736 cc (6 cylinders), 2003 Chrysler Sebring is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2003 Chrysler Sebring (200 HP @ 5800 RPM) has 147 more horse power than 1974 Renault 12. (53 HP @ 5250 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2003 Chrysler Sebring should accelerate faster than 1974 Renault 12. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2003 Chrysler Sebring weights approximately 585 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, 2003 Chrysler Sebring (262 Nm @ 4300 RPM) has 166 more torque (in Nm) than 1974 Renault 12. (96 Nm @ 3000 RPM). This means 2003 Chrysler Sebring will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1974 Renault 12. 2003 Chrysler Sebring 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. 2003 Chrysler Sebring will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.
Compare all specifications:
|2003 Chrysler Sebring||1974 Renault 12|
|Engine Size||2736 cc||1289 cc|
|Engine Cylinders||6 cylinders||4 cylinders|
|Horse Power||200 HP||53 HP|
|Engine RPM||5800 RPM||5250 RPM|
|Torque||262 Nm||96 Nm|
|Torque RPM||4300 RPM||3000 RPM|
|Vehicle Weight||1535 kg||950 kg|
|Vehicle Length||4850 mm||4410 mm|
|Vehicle Width||1800 mm||1640 mm|
|Vehicle Height||1400 mm||1460 mm|
|Wheelbase Size||2750 mm||2450 mm|