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2004 GMC Sierra vs. 1974 Renault 12

To start off, 2004 GMC Sierra 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 5,965 cc (8 cylinders), 2004 GMC Sierra is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2004 GMC Sierra (300 HP) has 247 more horse power than 1974 Renault 12. (53 HP). In normal driving conditions, 2004 GMC Sierra should accelerate faster than 1974 Renault 12. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2004 GMC Sierra weights approximately 1780 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.

Because 2004 GMC Sierra is four wheel drive (4WD), it will have significant more traction and grip than 1974 Renault 12. In wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2004 GMC Sierra will offer significantly more control. 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 GMC Sierra (489 Nm) has 393 more torque (in Nm) than 1974 Renault 12. (96 Nm). This means 2004 GMC Sierra will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1974 Renault 12.

Compare all specifications:

2004 GMC Sierra 1974 Renault 12
Make GMC Renault
Model Sierra 12
Year Released 2004 1974
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 5965 cc 1289 cc
Engine Cylinders 8 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Horse Power 300 HP 53 HP
Torque 489 Nm 96 Nm
Drive Type 4WD Front
Vehicle Weight 2730 kg 950 kg
Vehicle Length 6030 mm 4410 mm
Vehicle Width 2030 mm 1640 mm
Vehicle Height 1940 mm 1460 mm
Wheelbase Size 4250 mm 2450 mm


 

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