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2008 Mazda Etude vs. 1974 Renault 12

To start off, 2008 Mazda Etude 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 1,839 cc, 2008 Mazda Etude is equipped with a bigger engine. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2008 Mazda Etude weights approximately 143 kg more than 1974 Renault 12.

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 Mazda Etude (163 Nm @ 4000 RPM) has 67 more torque (in Nm) than 1974 Renault 12. (96 Nm @ 3000 RPM). This means 2008 Mazda Etude will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1974 Renault 12.

Compare all specifications:

2008 Mazda Etude 1974 Renault 12
Make Mazda Renault
Model Etude 12
Year Released 2008 1974
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1839 cc 1289 cc
Horse Power 0 HP 53 HP
Torque 163 Nm 96 Nm
Torque RPM 4000 RPM 3000 RPM
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Vehicle Weight 1093 kg 950 kg
Wheelbase Size 2620 mm 2450 mm


 

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