2008 Chrysler Grand Voyager vs. 1974 Renault 12
To start off, 2008 Chrysler Grand Voyager 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 3,301 cc (6 cylinders), 2008 Chrysler Grand Voyager is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2008 Chrysler Grand Voyager (175 HP @ 5100 RPM) has 122 more horse power than 1974 Renault 12. (53 HP @ 5250 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2008 Chrysler Grand Voyager should accelerate faster than 1974 Renault 12. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2008 Chrysler Grand Voyager weights approximately 1215 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 2008 Chrysler Grand Voyager 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, 2008 Chrysler Grand Voyager 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, 2008 Chrysler Grand Voyager (278 Nm @ 4000 RPM) has 182 more torque (in Nm) than 1974 Renault 12. (96 Nm @ 3000 RPM). This means 2008 Chrysler Grand Voyager will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1974 Renault 12. 2008 Chrysler Grand Voyager 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. 2008 Chrysler Grand Voyager will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.
Compare all specifications:
|2008 Chrysler Grand Voyager||1974 Renault 12|
|Engine Size||3301 cc||1289 cc|
|Engine Cylinders||6 cylinders||4 cylinders|
|Horse Power||175 HP||53 HP|
|Engine RPM||5100 RPM||5250 RPM|
|Torque||278 Nm||96 Nm|
|Torque RPM||4000 RPM||3000 RPM|
|Vehicle Weight||2165 kg||950 kg|
|Vehicle Length||4930 mm||4410 mm|
|Vehicle Width||2000 mm||1640 mm|
|Vehicle Height||1760 mm||1460 mm|
|Wheelbase Size||3040 mm||2450 mm|