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2005 Nissan Pathfinder vs. 1974 Renault 12

To start off, 2005 Nissan Pathfinder 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 3,950 cc (6 cylinders), 2005 Nissan Pathfinder is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2005 Nissan Pathfinder (270 HP @ 3600 RPM) has 217 more horse power than 1974 Renault 12. (53 HP @ 5250 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2005 Nissan Pathfinder should accelerate faster than 1974 Renault 12. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2005 Nissan Pathfinder weights approximately 1234 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 2005 Nissan Pathfinder 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, 2005 Nissan Pathfinder 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, 2005 Nissan Pathfinder (395 Nm) has 299 more torque (in Nm) than 1974 Renault 12. (96 Nm). This means 2005 Nissan Pathfinder will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1974 Renault 12.

Compare all specifications:

2005 Nissan Pathfinder 1974 Renault 12
Make Nissan Renault
Model Pathfinder 12
Year Released 2005 1974
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 3950 cc 1289 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Horse Power 270 HP 53 HP
Engine RPM 3600 RPM 5250 RPM
Torque 395 Nm 96 Nm
Drive Type 4WD Front
Vehicle Weight 2184 kg 950 kg
Vehicle Length 4770 mm 4410 mm
Vehicle Width 1860 mm 1640 mm
Vehicle Height 1860 mm 1460 mm
Wheelbase Size 2860 mm 2450 mm


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