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2006 Mitsubishi Pajero vs. 1974 Renault 12

To start off, 2006 Mitsubishi Pajero is newer by 32 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 3,200 cc (4 cylinders), 2006 Mitsubishi Pajero is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2006 Mitsubishi Pajero (164 HP @ 3800 RPM) has 111 more horse power than 1974 Renault 12. (53 HP @ 5250 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2006 Mitsubishi Pajero should accelerate faster than 1974 Renault 12. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2006 Mitsubishi Pajero weights approximately 225 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 2006 Mitsubishi Pajero 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, 2006 Mitsubishi Pajero 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, 2006 Mitsubishi Pajero (373 Nm @ 2000 RPM) has 277 more torque (in Nm) than 1974 Renault 12. (96 Nm @ 3000 RPM). This means 2006 Mitsubishi Pajero will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1974 Renault 12. 2006 Mitsubishi Pajero 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. 2006 Mitsubishi Pajero will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

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2006 Mitsubishi Pajero 1974 Renault 12
Make Mitsubishi Renault
Model Pajero 12
Year Released 2006 1974
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 3200 cc 1289 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 164 HP 53 HP
Engine RPM 3800 RPM 5250 RPM
Torque 373 Nm 96 Nm
Torque RPM 2000 RPM 3000 RPM
Fuel Type Diesel Gasoline
Drive Type 4WD Front
Transmission Type Automatic Manual
Vehicle Weight 1175 kg 950 kg
Vehicle Length 4840 mm 4410 mm
Vehicle Width 1900 mm 1640 mm
Vehicle Height 1860 mm 1460 mm
Wheelbase Size 2790 mm 2450 mm


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