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2005 Chevrolet Colorado vs. 1974 Renault 12

To start off, 2005 Chevrolet Colorado 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 2,770 cc (4 cylinders), 2005 Chevrolet Colorado is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2005 Chevrolet Colorado (175 HP @ 6000 RPM) has 122 more horse power than 1974 Renault 12. (53 HP @ 5250 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2005 Chevrolet Colorado should accelerate faster than 1974 Renault 12. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2005 Chevrolet Colorado weights approximately 237 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.

Let's talk about torque, 2005 Chevrolet Colorado (251 Nm) has 155 more torque (in Nm) than 1974 Renault 12. (96 Nm). This means 2005 Chevrolet Colorado will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1974 Renault 12.

Compare all specifications:

2005 Chevrolet Colorado 1974 Renault 12
Make Chevrolet Renault
Model Colorado 12
Year Released 2005 1974
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2770 cc 1289 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 175 HP 53 HP
Engine RPM 6000 RPM 5250 RPM
Torque 251 Nm 96 Nm
Vehicle Weight 1187 kg 950 kg
Vehicle Length 4890 mm 4410 mm
Vehicle Width 1720 mm 1640 mm
Vehicle Height 1650 mm 1460 mm
Wheelbase Size 2880 mm 2450 mm


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