2008 GMC Envoy vs. 1974 Renault 12
To start off, 2008 GMC Envoy 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 4,161 cc (6 cylinders), 2008 GMC Envoy is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2008 GMC Envoy (285 HP @ 6000 RPM) has 232 more horse power than 1974 Renault 12. (53 HP @ 5250 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2008 GMC Envoy should accelerate faster than 1974 Renault 12. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2008 GMC Envoy weights approximately 1191 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 GMC Envoy 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 GMC Envoy 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 GMC Envoy (374 Nm @ 4600 RPM) has 278 more torque (in Nm) than 1974 Renault 12. (96 Nm @ 3000 RPM). This means 2008 GMC Envoy will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1974 Renault 12. 2008 GMC Envoy 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 GMC Envoy will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.
Compare all specifications:
|2008 GMC Envoy||1974 Renault 12|
|Engine Size||4161 cc||1289 cc|
|Engine Cylinders||6 cylinders||4 cylinders|
|Horse Power||285 HP||53 HP|
|Engine RPM||6000 RPM||5250 RPM|
|Torque||374 Nm||96 Nm|
|Torque RPM||4600 RPM||3000 RPM|
|Vehicle Weight||2141 kg||950 kg|
|Vehicle Length||4870 mm||4410 mm|
|Vehicle Width||1900 mm||1640 mm|
|Vehicle Height||1830 mm||1460 mm|
|Wheelbase Size||2880 mm||2450 mm|