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2005 Chevrolet Monte Carlo vs. 1974 Renault 12

To start off, 2005 Chevrolet Monte Carlo 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 3,343 cc (6 cylinders), 2005 Chevrolet Monte Carlo is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2005 Chevrolet Monte Carlo (181 HP @ 5600 RPM) has 128 more horse power than 1974 Renault 12. (53 HP @ 5250 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2005 Chevrolet Monte Carlo should accelerate faster than 1974 Renault 12. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2005 Chevrolet Monte Carlo weights approximately 565 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 Chevrolet Monte Carlo (278 Nm) has 182 more torque (in Nm) than 1974 Renault 12. (96 Nm). This means 2005 Chevrolet Monte Carlo will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1974 Renault 12.

Compare all specifications:

2005 Chevrolet Monte Carlo 1974 Renault 12
Make Chevrolet Renault
Model Monte Carlo 12
Year Released 2005 1974
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 3343 cc 1289 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Horse Power 181 HP 53 HP
Engine RPM 5600 RPM 5250 RPM
Torque 278 Nm 96 Nm
Drive Type Front Front
Vehicle Weight 1515 kg 950 kg
Vehicle Length 5030 mm 4410 mm
Vehicle Width 1840 mm 1640 mm
Vehicle Height 1410 mm 1460 mm
Wheelbase Size 2810 mm 2450 mm


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