2007 Honda Accord vs. 1974 Renault 12
To start off, 2007 Honda Accord 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 2,353 cc (4 cylinders), 2007 Honda Accord is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2007 Honda Accord (166 HP @ 5800 RPM) has 113 more horse power than 1974 Renault 12. (53 HP @ 5250 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2007 Honda Accord should accelerate faster than 1974 Renault 12. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2007 Honda Accord weights approximately 468 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 Honda Accord 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 Honda Accord 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 Honda Accord (217 Nm @ 4000 RPM) has 121 more torque (in Nm) than 1974 Renault 12. (96 Nm @ 3000 RPM). This means 2007 Honda Accord will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1974 Renault 12.
Compare all specifications:
|2007 Honda Accord||1974 Renault 12|
|Engine Size||2353 cc||1289 cc|
|Engine Cylinders||4 cylinders||4 cylinders|
|Horse Power||166 HP||53 HP|
|Engine RPM||5800 RPM||5250 RPM|
|Torque||217 Nm||96 Nm|
|Torque RPM||4000 RPM||3000 RPM|
|Vehicle Weight||1418 kg||950 kg|
|Vehicle Length||4780 mm||4410 mm|
|Vehicle Width||1820 mm||1640 mm|
|Vehicle Height||1420 mm||1460 mm|
|Wheelbase Size||2680 mm||2450 mm|