2008 Ford Mondeo vs. 1974 Renault 12
To start off, 2008 Ford Mondeo 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 2,198 cc (4 cylinders), 2008 Ford Mondeo is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2008 Ford Mondeo (153 HP @ 3500 RPM) has 100 more horse power than 1974 Renault 12. (53 HP @ 5250 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2008 Ford Mondeo should accelerate faster than 1974 Renault 12. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2008 Ford Mondeo weights approximately 532 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.
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, 2008 Ford Mondeo (360 Nm @ 1800 RPM) has 264 more torque (in Nm) than 1974 Renault 12. (96 Nm @ 3000 RPM). This means 2008 Ford Mondeo will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1974 Renault 12.
Compare all specifications:
|2008 Ford Mondeo||1974 Renault 12|
|Engine Size||2198 cc||1289 cc|
|Engine Cylinders||4 cylinders||4 cylinders|
|Horse Power||153 HP||53 HP|
|Engine RPM||3500 RPM||5250 RPM|
|Torque||360 Nm||96 Nm|
|Torque RPM||1800 RPM||3000 RPM|
|Vehicle Weight||1482 kg||950 kg|
|Vehicle Length||4740 mm||4410 mm|
|Vehicle Width||1940 mm||1640 mm|
|Vehicle Height||1470 mm||1460 mm|
|Wheelbase Size||2760 mm||2450 mm|