2007 Nissan Titan vs. 1974 Renault 12
To start off, 2007 Nissan Titan 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 5,552 cc (8 cylinders), 2007 Nissan Titan is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2007 Nissan Titan (317 HP @ 4900 RPM) has 264 more horse power than 1974 Renault 12. (53 HP @ 5250 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2007 Nissan Titan should accelerate faster than 1974 Renault 12. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2007 Nissan Titan weights approximately 1335 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 Nissan Titan is rear wheel drive (RWD), it offers better handling in dry conditions; in addition, if you are looking to drift, it will be much easier to do with 2007 Nissan Titan. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 1974 Renault 12, being front wheel drive (FWD), will offer much better control with better grip. 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 Nissan Titan (522 Nm @ 3600 RPM) has 426 more torque (in Nm) than 1974 Renault 12. (96 Nm @ 3000 RPM). This means 2007 Nissan Titan will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1974 Renault 12. 2007 Nissan Titan 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 Nissan Titan will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.
Compare all specifications:
|2007 Nissan Titan||1974 Renault 12|
|Engine Size||5552 cc||1289 cc|
|Engine Cylinders||8 cylinders||4 cylinders|
|Horse Power||317 HP||53 HP|
|Engine RPM||4900 RPM||5250 RPM|
|Torque||522 Nm||96 Nm|
|Torque RPM||3600 RPM||3000 RPM|
|Vehicle Weight||2285 kg||950 kg|
|Vehicle Length||5700 mm||4410 mm|
|Vehicle Width||2010 mm||1640 mm|
|Vehicle Height||1910 mm||1460 mm|
|Wheelbase Size||3560 mm||2450 mm|