2009 Dodge Sprinter vs. 1974 Renault 12
To start off, 2009 Dodge Sprinter is newer by 35 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 2,986 cc (6 cylinders), 2009 Dodge Sprinter is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2009 Dodge Sprinter (154 HP @ 3400 RPM) has 101 more horse power than 1974 Renault 12. (53 HP @ 5250 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2009 Dodge Sprinter should accelerate faster than 1974 Renault 12. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2009 Dodge Sprinter weights approximately 741 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 2009 Dodge Sprinter is rear wheel drive (RWD), it offers better handling in dry conditions; in addition, if you are looking to drift, it will be much easier to do with 2009 Dodge Sprinter. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 1974 Renault 12, being front wheel drive (FWD), will offer much better control with better grip. 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, 2009 Dodge Sprinter (380 Nm @ 1200 RPM) has 284 more torque (in Nm) than 1974 Renault 12. (96 Nm @ 3000 RPM). This means 2009 Dodge Sprinter will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1974 Renault 12. 2009 Dodge Sprinter 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. 2009 Dodge Sprinter will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.
Compare all specifications:
|2009 Dodge Sprinter||1974 Renault 12|
|Engine Size||2986 cc||1289 cc|
|Engine Cylinders||6 cylinders||4 cylinders|
|Horse Power||154 HP||53 HP|
|Engine RPM||3400 RPM||5250 RPM|
|Torque||380 Nm||96 Nm|
|Torque RPM||1200 RPM||3000 RPM|
|Vehicle Weight||1691 kg||950 kg|
|Vehicle Length||6950 mm||4410 mm|
|Vehicle Width||2030 mm||1640 mm|
|Vehicle Height||2740 mm||1460 mm|
|Wheelbase Size||4330 mm||2450 mm|