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2006 Renault Clio vs. 1994 Renault Safrane

To start off, 2006 Renault Clio is newer by 12 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1994 Renault Safrane. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1994 Renault Safrane would be higher. At 1,995 cc (4 cylinders), 1994 Renault Safrane is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1994 Renault Safrane (106 HP @ 5000 RPM) has 9 more horse power than 2006 Renault Clio. (97 HP @ 6000 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 1994 Renault Safrane should accelerate faster than 2006 Renault Clio. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1994 Renault Safrane weights approximately 344 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, 1994 Renault Safrane (155 Nm @ 2500 RPM) has 28 more torque (in Nm) than 2006 Renault Clio. (127 Nm @ 3750 RPM). This means 1994 Renault Safrane will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2006 Renault Clio.

Compare all specifications:

2006 Renault Clio 1994 Renault Safrane
Make Renault Renault
Model Clio Safrane
Year Released 2006 1994
Body Type Hatchback Hatchback
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1390 cc 1995 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 97 HP 106 HP
Engine RPM 6000 RPM 5000 RPM
Torque 127 Nm 155 Nm
Torque RPM 3750 RPM 2500 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1030 kg 1374 kg
Vehicle Length 3780 mm 4740 mm
Vehicle Width 1650 mm 1830 mm
Vehicle Height 1420 mm 1450 mm
Wheelbase Size 2690 mm 2770 mm


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