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2008 Chevrolet Matiz vs. 1974 Renault 12

To start off, 2008 Chevrolet Matiz is newer by 34 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 1,289 cc (4 cylinders), 1974 Renault 12 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1974 Renault 12 (53 HP @ 5250 RPM) has 5 more horse power than 2008 Chevrolet Matiz. (48 HP @ 4200 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 1974 Renault 12 should accelerate faster than 2008 Chevrolet Matiz. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1974 Renault 12 weights approximately 20 kg more than 2008 Chevrolet Matiz. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

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, 1974 Renault 12 (96 Nm @ 3000 RPM) has 5 more torque (in Nm) than 2008 Chevrolet Matiz. (91 Nm @ 4200 RPM). This means 1974 Renault 12 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2008 Chevrolet Matiz.

Compare all specifications:

2008 Chevrolet Matiz 1974 Renault 12
Make Chevrolet Renault
Model Matiz 12
Year Released 2008 1974
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 993 cc 1289 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 48 HP 53 HP
Engine RPM 4200 RPM 5250 RPM
Torque 91 Nm 96 Nm
Torque RPM 4200 RPM 3000 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline - Premium Gasoline
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Vehicle Weight 930 kg 950 kg
Vehicle Length 3500 mm 4410 mm
Vehicle Width 1500 mm 1640 mm
Vehicle Height 1520 mm 1460 mm
Wheelbase Size 2350 mm 2450 mm


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