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2007 Renault Megane vs. 1997 Renault Espace

To start off, 2007 Renault Megane is newer by 10 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1997 Renault Espace. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1997 Renault Espace would be higher. At 2,187 cc (4 cylinders), 1997 Renault Espace is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2007 Renault Megane (221 HP @ 5500 RPM) has 110 more horse power than 1997 Renault Espace. (111 HP @ 4300 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2007 Renault Megane should accelerate faster than 1997 Renault Espace. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1997 Renault Espace weights approximately 200 kg more than 2007 Renault Megane.

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 Renault Megane (300 Nm @ 3000 RPM) has 66 more torque (in Nm) than 1997 Renault Espace. (234 Nm @ 2000 RPM). This means 2007 Renault Megane will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1997 Renault Espace.

Compare all specifications:

2007 Renault Megane 1997 Renault Espace
Make Renault Renault
Model Megane Espace
Year Released 2007 1997
Body Type Hatchback Minivan
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1998 cc 2187 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 221 HP 111 HP
Engine RPM 5500 RPM 4300 RPM
Torque 300 Nm 234 Nm
Torque RPM 3000 RPM 2000 RPM
Engine Bore Size 82.7 mm 87 mm
Engine Stroke Size 93 mm 92 mm
Fuel Type Gasoline - Premium Diesel
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Doors 3 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1430 kg 1630 kg
Vehicle Length 4230 mm 4530 mm
Vehicle Width 1780 mm 1820 mm
Vehicle Height 1460 mm 1700 mm
Wheelbase Size 2630 mm 2710 mm


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