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2006 Renault Clio vs. 1988 Renault 25

To start off, 2006 Renault Clio is newer by 18 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1988 Renault 25. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1988 Renault 25 would be higher. At 2,849 cc (6 cylinders), 1988 Renault 25 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1988 Renault 25 (157 HP @ 5400 RPM) has 60 more horse power than 2006 Renault Clio. (97 HP @ 6000 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 1988 Renault 25 should accelerate faster than 2006 Renault Clio. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1988 Renault 25 weights approximately 265 kg more than 2006 Renault Clio. 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, 1988 Renault 25 (231 Nm @ 2500 RPM) has 104 more torque (in Nm) than 2006 Renault Clio. (127 Nm @ 3750 RPM). This means 1988 Renault 25 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2006 Renault Clio. 1988 Renault 25 has automatic transmission and 2006 Renault Clio has manual transmission. 2006 Renault Clio will offer better control over acceleration and deceleration in addition to better fuel efficiency overall. 1988 Renault 25 will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

2006 Renault Clio 1988 Renault 25
Make Renault Renault
Model Clio 25
Year Released 2006 1988
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1390 cc 2849 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Horse Power 97 HP 157 HP
Engine RPM 6000 RPM 5400 RPM
Torque 127 Nm 231 Nm
Torque RPM 3750 RPM 2500 RPM
Top Speed 180 km/hour 216 km/hour
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1030 kg 1295 kg
Vehicle Length 3780 mm 4650 mm
Vehicle Width 1650 mm 1780 mm
Vehicle Height 1420 mm 1410 mm
Wheelbase Size 2690 mm 2730 mm


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