2007 Alfa Romeo Crosswagon vs. 1974 Renault 12
To start off, 2007 Alfa Romeo Crosswagon is newer by 33 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 1,910 cc (4 cylinders), 2007 Alfa Romeo Crosswagon is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2007 Alfa Romeo Crosswagon (148 HP @ 4000 RPM) has 95 more horse power than 1974 Renault 12. (53 HP @ 5250 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2007 Alfa Romeo Crosswagon should accelerate faster than 1974 Renault 12. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2007 Alfa Romeo Crosswagon weights approximately 655 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 2007 Alfa Romeo Crosswagon 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, 2007 Alfa Romeo Crosswagon 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, 2007 Alfa Romeo Crosswagon (305 Nm @ 2000 RPM) has 209 more torque (in Nm) than 1974 Renault 12. (96 Nm @ 3000 RPM). This means 2007 Alfa Romeo Crosswagon will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1974 Renault 12.
Compare all specifications:
|2007 Alfa Romeo Crosswagon||1974 Renault 12|
|Engine Size||1910 cc||1289 cc|
|Engine Cylinders||4 cylinders||4 cylinders|
|Horse Power||148 HP||53 HP|
|Engine RPM||4000 RPM||5250 RPM|
|Torque||305 Nm||96 Nm|
|Torque RPM||2000 RPM||3000 RPM|
|Vehicle Weight||1605 kg||950 kg|
|Vehicle Length||4450 mm||4410 mm|
|Vehicle Width||1770 mm||1640 mm|
|Vehicle Height||1480 mm||1460 mm|
|Wheelbase Size||2600 mm||2450 mm|