2004 Ford C-MAX vs. 1974 Renault 12
To start off, 2004 Ford C-MAX is newer by 30 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 1,998 cc (4 cylinders), 2004 Ford C-MAX is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2004 Ford C-MAX (153 HP @ 6000 RPM) has 100 more horse power than 1974 Renault 12. (53 HP @ 5250 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2004 Ford C-MAX should accelerate faster than 1974 Renault 12. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2004 Ford C-MAX weights approximately 472 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, 2004 Ford C-MAX (197 Nm @ 4500 RPM) has 101 more torque (in Nm) than 1974 Renault 12. (96 Nm @ 3000 RPM). This means 2004 Ford C-MAX will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1974 Renault 12.
Compare all specifications:
|2004 Ford C-MAX||1974 Renault 12|
|Engine Size||1998 cc||1289 cc|
|Engine Cylinders||4 cylinders||4 cylinders|
|Horse Power||153 HP||53 HP|
|Engine RPM||6000 RPM||5250 RPM|
|Torque||197 Nm||96 Nm|
|Torque RPM||4500 RPM||3000 RPM|
|Vehicle Weight||1422 kg||950 kg|
|Vehicle Length||4340 mm||4410 mm|
|Vehicle Width||1830 mm||1640 mm|
|Vehicle Height||1600 mm||1460 mm|
|Wheelbase Size||2650 mm||2450 mm|