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2004 Isuzu Ascender vs. 1974 Renault 12

To start off, 2004 Isuzu Ascender 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 4,195 cc (6 cylinders), 2004 Isuzu Ascender is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2004 Isuzu Ascender (271 HP @ 6000 RPM) has 218 more horse power than 1974 Renault 12. (53 HP @ 5250 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2004 Isuzu Ascender should accelerate faster than 1974 Renault 12. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2004 Isuzu Ascender weights approximately 1220 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 Isuzu Ascender 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 Isuzu Ascender 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 Isuzu Ascender (373 Nm @ 3600 RPM) has 277 more torque (in Nm) than 1974 Renault 12. (96 Nm @ 3000 RPM). This means 2004 Isuzu Ascender will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1974 Renault 12. 2004 Isuzu Ascender 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. 2004 Isuzu Ascender will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

2004 Isuzu Ascender 1974 Renault 12
Make Isuzu Renault
Model Ascender 12
Year Released 2004 1974
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 4195 cc 1289 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 271 HP 53 HP
Engine RPM 6000 RPM 5250 RPM
Torque 373 Nm 96 Nm
Torque RPM 3600 RPM 3000 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type 4WD Front
Transmission Type Automatic Manual
Vehicle Weight 2170 kg 950 kg
Vehicle Length 5280 mm 4410 mm
Vehicle Width 1940 mm 1640 mm
Vehicle Height 1920 mm 1460 mm
Wheelbase Size 3280 mm 2450 mm


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