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2006 Renault Clio vs. 1986 Renault 21

To start off, 2006 Renault Clio is newer by 20 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1986 Renault 21. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1986 Renault 21 would be higher. At 1,721 cc (4 cylinders), 1986 Renault 21 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2006 Renault Clio (97 HP @ 6000 RPM) has 22 more horse power than 1986 Renault 21. (75 HP @ 5000 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2006 Renault Clio should accelerate faster than 1986 Renault 21. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2006 Renault Clio weights approximately 75 kg more than 1986 Renault 21. 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, 1986 Renault 21 (129 Nm @ 3250 RPM) has 2 more torque (in Nm) than 2006 Renault Clio. (127 Nm @ 3750 RPM). This means 1986 Renault 21 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2006 Renault Clio.

Compare all specifications:

2006 Renault Clio 1986 Renault 21
Make Renault Renault
Model Clio 21
Year Released 2006 1986
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1390 cc 1721 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 2 valves
Horse Power 97 HP 75 HP
Engine RPM 6000 RPM 5000 RPM
Torque 127 Nm 129 Nm
Torque RPM 3750 RPM 3250 RPM
Top Speed 180 km/hour 176 km/hour
Acceleration 0-100mph 10.5 seconds 12 seconds
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1030 kg 955 kg
Vehicle Length 3780 mm 4470 mm
Vehicle Width 1650 mm 1710 mm
Vehicle Height 1420 mm 1420 mm
Wheelbase Size 2690 mm 2670 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 50 L 66 L


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