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2009 Honda Pilot vs. 1974 Renault 12

To start off, 2009 Honda Pilot 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 3,471 cc (6 cylinders), 2009 Honda Pilot is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2009 Honda Pilot (250 HP @ 5700 RPM) has 197 more horse power than 1974 Renault 12. (53 HP @ 5250 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2009 Honda Pilot should accelerate faster than 1974 Renault 12. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2009 Honda Pilot weights approximately 1005 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 Honda Pilot 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, 2009 Honda Pilot 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, 2009 Honda Pilot (343 Nm @ 4800 RPM) has 247 more torque (in Nm) than 1974 Renault 12. (96 Nm @ 3000 RPM). This means 2009 Honda Pilot will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1974 Renault 12. 2009 Honda Pilot 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 Honda Pilot will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

2009 Honda Pilot 1974 Renault 12
Make Honda Renault
Model Pilot 12
Year Released 2009 1974
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 3471 cc 1289 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Horse Power 250 HP 53 HP
Engine RPM 5700 RPM 5250 RPM
Torque 343 Nm 96 Nm
Torque RPM 4800 RPM 3000 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type 4WD Front
Transmission Type Automatic Manual
Vehicle Weight 1955 kg 950 kg
Vehicle Length 4860 mm 4410 mm
Vehicle Width 2000 mm 1640 mm
Vehicle Height 1850 mm 1460 mm
Wheelbase Size 2780 mm 2450 mm


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