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2006 Renault Megane vs. 1975 Toyota Corona

To start off, 2006 Renault Megane is newer by 31 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1975 Toyota Corona. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1975 Toyota Corona would be higher. At 1,598 cc (4 cylinders), 2006 Renault Megane is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2006 Renault Megane (111 HP @ 6000 RPM) has 27 more horse power than 1975 Toyota Corona. (84 HP @ 5600 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2006 Renault Megane should accelerate faster than 1975 Toyota Corona. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2006 Renault Megane weights approximately 320 kg more than 1975 Toyota Corona. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 1975 Toyota Corona is rear wheel drive (RWD), it offers better handling in dry conditions; in addition, if you are looking to drift, it will be much easier to do with 1975 Toyota Corona. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2006 Renault Megane, being front wheel drive (FWD), will offer much better control with better grip. 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 Renault Megane (152 Nm @ 4200 RPM) has 17 more torque (in Nm) than 1975 Toyota Corona. (135 Nm @ 3400 RPM). This means 2006 Renault Megane will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1975 Toyota Corona.

Compare all specifications:

2006 Renault Megane 1975 Toyota Corona
Make Renault Toyota
Model Megane Corona
Year Released 2006 1975
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1598 cc 1587 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 111 HP 84 HP
Engine RPM 6000 RPM 5600 RPM
Torque 152 Nm 135 Nm
Torque RPM 4200 RPM 3400 RPM
Engine Bore Size 79.6 mm 81 mm
Engine Stroke Size 80.5 mm 77 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 10.0:1 9.5:1
Fuel Type Gasoline - Premium Gasoline
Drive Type Front Rear
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Vehicle Weight 1320 kg 1000 kg
Vehicle Length 4360 mm 4260 mm
Vehicle Width 1780 mm 1620 mm
Vehicle Height 1410 mm 1400 mm
Wheelbase Size 2630 mm 2510 mm


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