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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 2,477 cc (4 cylinders), 2006 Mitsubishi Pajero is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2006 Mitsubishi Pajero (114 HP @ 4000 RPM) has 61 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 905 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 (240 Nm @ 2000 RPM) has 144 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.

Compare all specifications:

2006 Mitsubishi Pajero 1974 Renault 12
Make Mitsubishi Renault
Model Pajero 12
Year Released 2006 1974
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2477 cc 1289 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 114 HP 53 HP
Engine RPM 4000 RPM 5250 RPM
Torque 240 Nm 96 Nm
Torque RPM 2000 RPM 3000 RPM
Fuel Type Diesel Gasoline
Drive Type 4WD Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Vehicle Weight 1855 kg 950 kg
Vehicle Length 4180 mm 4410 mm
Vehicle Width 1790 mm 1640 mm
Vehicle Height 1910 mm 1460 mm
Wheelbase Size 2430 mm 2450 mm


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