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2009 Hyundai Genesis vs. 1974 Renault 12

To start off, 2009 Hyundai Genesis 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 4,627 cc (8 cylinders), 2009 Hyundai Genesis is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2009 Hyundai Genesis (375 HP @ 6000 RPM) has 322 more horse power than 1974 Renault 12. (53 HP @ 5250 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2009 Hyundai Genesis should accelerate faster than 1974 Renault 12.

Because 2009 Hyundai Genesis 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 Hyundai Genesis. 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 Hyundai Genesis (452 Nm @ 4500 RPM) has 356 more torque (in Nm) than 1974 Renault 12. (96 Nm @ 3000 RPM). This means 2009 Hyundai Genesis will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1974 Renault 12. 2009 Hyundai Genesis 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 Hyundai Genesis will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

2009 Hyundai Genesis 1974 Renault 12
Make Hyundai Renault
Model Genesis 12
Year Released 2009 1974
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 4627 cc 1289 cc
Engine Cylinders 8 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Horse Power 375 HP 53 HP
Engine RPM 6000 RPM 5250 RPM
Torque 452 Nm 96 Nm
Torque RPM 4500 RPM 3000 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Front
Transmission Type Automatic Manual
Vehicle Length 4980 mm 4410 mm
Vehicle Width 1870 mm 1640 mm
Vehicle Height 1490 mm 1460 mm
Wheelbase Size 2940 mm 2450 mm


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