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2007 Fiat Croma vs. 1974 Renault 12

To start off, 2007 Fiat Croma 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 2,198 cc (4 cylinders), 2007 Fiat Croma is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2007 Fiat Croma (145 HP @ 5800 RPM) has 92 more horse power than 1974 Renault 12. (53 HP @ 5250 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2007 Fiat Croma should accelerate faster than 1974 Renault 12. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2007 Fiat Croma weights approximately 560 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.

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, 2007 Fiat Croma (204 Nm @ 4000 RPM) has 108 more torque (in Nm) than 1974 Renault 12. (96 Nm @ 3000 RPM). This means 2007 Fiat Croma will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1974 Renault 12. 2007 Fiat Croma 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 Fiat Croma will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

2007 Fiat Croma 1974 Renault 12
Make Fiat Renault
Model Croma 12
Year Released 2007 1974
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2198 cc 1289 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 145 HP 53 HP
Engine RPM 5800 RPM 5250 RPM
Torque 204 Nm 96 Nm
Torque RPM 4000 RPM 3000 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Automatic Manual
Vehicle Weight 1510 kg 950 kg
Vehicle Length 4760 mm 4410 mm
Vehicle Width 1600 mm 1640 mm
Vehicle Height 1780 mm 1460 mm
Wheelbase Size 2710 mm 2450 mm


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