2007 Honda Civic vs. 1974 Renault 12
To start off, 2007 Honda Civic 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 1,799 cc (4 cylinders), 2007 Honda Civic is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2007 Honda Civic (140 HP @ 6300 RPM) has 87 more horse power than 1974 Renault 12. (53 HP @ 5250 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2007 Honda Civic should accelerate faster than 1974 Renault 12. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2007 Honda Civic weights approximately 568 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 Civic 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 Civic 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 Civic (174 Nm @ 4300 RPM) has 78 more torque (in Nm) than 1974 Renault 12. (96 Nm @ 3000 RPM). This means 2007 Honda Civic will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1974 Renault 12. 2007 Honda Civic 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 Honda Civic will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.
Compare all specifications:
|2007 Honda Civic||1974 Renault 12|
|Engine Size||1799 cc||1289 cc|
|Engine Cylinders||4 cylinders||4 cylinders|
|Horse Power||140 HP||53 HP|
|Engine RPM||6300 RPM||5250 RPM|
|Torque||174 Nm||96 Nm|
|Torque RPM||4300 RPM||3000 RPM|
|Vehicle Weight||1518 kg||950 kg|
|Vehicle Length||4490 mm||4410 mm|
|Vehicle Width||1760 mm||1640 mm|
|Vehicle Height||1440 mm||1460 mm|
|Wheelbase Size||2710 mm||2450 mm|