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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
Make Chrysler Renault
Model Grand Voyager 12
Year Released 2008 1974
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 3301 cc 1289 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Horse Power 175 HP 53 HP
Engine RPM 5100 RPM 5250 RPM
Torque 278 Nm 96 Nm
Torque RPM 4000 RPM 3000 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type 4WD Front
Transmission Type Automatic Manual
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


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