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2007 Dodge Ram vs. 1974 Renault 12

To start off, 2007 Dodge Ram 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 5,653 cc (8 cylinders), 2007 Dodge Ram is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2007 Dodge Ram (345 HP @ 5400 RPM) has 292 more horse power than 1974 Renault 12. (53 HP @ 5250 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2007 Dodge Ram should accelerate faster than 1974 Renault 12. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2007 Dodge Ram weights approximately 1718 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 Dodge Ram 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 Dodge Ram 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 Dodge Ram (509 Nm @ 4200 RPM) has 413 more torque (in Nm) than 1974 Renault 12. (96 Nm @ 3000 RPM). This means 2007 Dodge Ram will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1974 Renault 12. 2007 Dodge Ram has automatic transmission and 1974 Renault 12 has manual transmission. 1974 Renault 12 will offer better control over acceleration and deceleration in addition to better fuel efficiency overall. 2007 Dodge Ram will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

2007 Dodge Ram 1974 Renault 12
Make Dodge Renault
Model Ram 12
Year Released 2007 1974
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 5653 cc 1289 cc
Engine Cylinders 8 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Horse Power 345 HP 53 HP
Engine RPM 5400 RPM 5250 RPM
Torque 509 Nm 96 Nm
Torque RPM 4200 RPM 3000 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type 4WD Front
Transmission Type Automatic Manual
Vehicle Weight 2668 kg 950 kg
Vehicle Length 6350 mm 4410 mm
Vehicle Width 2030 mm 1640 mm
Vehicle Height 1880 mm 1460 mm
Wheelbase Size 4080 mm 2450 mm


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