2005 Buick LaCrosse vs. 1974 Renault 12
To start off, 2005 Buick LaCrosse is newer by 31 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 3,786 cc (6 cylinders), 2005 Buick LaCrosse is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2005 Buick LaCrosse (200 HP) has 147 more horse power than 1974 Renault 12. (53 HP). In normal driving conditions, 2005 Buick LaCrosse should accelerate faster than 1974 Renault 12. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2005 Buick LaCrosse weights approximately 638 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, 2005 Buick LaCrosse (312 Nm) has 216 more torque (in Nm) than 1974 Renault 12. (96 Nm). This means 2005 Buick LaCrosse will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1974 Renault 12.
Compare all specifications:
|2005 Buick LaCrosse||1974 Renault 12|
|Engine Size||3786 cc||1289 cc|
|Engine Cylinders||6 cylinders||4 cylinders|
|Horse Power||200 HP||53 HP|
|Torque||312 Nm||96 Nm|
|Vehicle Weight||1588 kg||950 kg|
|Vehicle Length||5040 mm||4410 mm|
|Vehicle Width||1860 mm||1640 mm|
|Vehicle Height||1460 mm||1460 mm|
|Wheelbase Size||2860 mm||2450 mm|