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2007 Lexus RX vs. 1988 Renault Megane

To start off, 2007 Lexus RX is newer by 19 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1988 Renault Megane. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1988 Renault Megane would be higher. At 3,456 cc (6 cylinders), 2007 Lexus RX is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2007 Lexus RX (272 HP) has 22 more horse power than 1988 Renault Megane. (250 HP). In normal driving conditions, 2007 Lexus RX should accelerate faster than 1988 Renault Megane.

Because 2007 Lexus RX is four wheel drive (4WD), it will have significant more traction and grip than 1988 Renault Megane. In wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2007 Lexus RX 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 Lexus RX (342 Nm) has 161 more torque (in Nm) than 1988 Renault Megane. (181 Nm). This means 2007 Lexus RX will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1988 Renault Megane. 2007 Lexus RX has automatic transmission and 1988 Renault Megane has manual transmission. 1988 Renault Megane will offer better control over acceleration and deceleration in addition to better fuel efficiency overall. 2007 Lexus RX will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

2007 Lexus RX 1988 Renault Megane
Make Lexus Renault
Model RX Megane
Year Released 2007 1988
Body Type SUV Hatchback
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 3456 cc 2999 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type V V
Horse Power 272 HP 250 HP
Torque 342 Nm 181 Nm
Engine Compression Ratio 10.8:1 9.7:1
Drive Type 4WD Front
Transmission Type Automatic Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 4 seats


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