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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
Make Ford Renault
Model Mondeo 12
Year Released 2008 1974
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2198 cc 1289 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 153 HP 53 HP
Engine RPM 3500 RPM 5250 RPM
Torque 360 Nm 96 Nm
Torque RPM 1800 RPM 3000 RPM
Fuel Type Diesel Gasoline
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
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


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