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2009 Nissan Quest vs. 1974 Renault 12

To start off, 2009 Nissan Quest 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 3,494 cc (6 cylinders), 2009 Nissan Quest is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2009 Nissan Quest (235 HP @ 5800 RPM) has 182 more horse power than 1974 Renault 12. (53 HP @ 5250 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2009 Nissan Quest should accelerate faster than 1974 Renault 12. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2009 Nissan Quest weights approximately 604 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.

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, 2009 Nissan Quest (325 Nm @ 4400 RPM) has 229 more torque (in Nm) than 1974 Renault 12. (96 Nm @ 3000 RPM). This means 2009 Nissan Quest will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1974 Renault 12. 2009 Nissan Quest 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 Nissan Quest will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

2009 Nissan Quest 1974 Renault 12
Make Nissan Renault
Model Quest 12
Year Released 2009 1974
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 3494 cc 1289 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Horse Power 235 HP 53 HP
Engine RPM 5800 RPM 5250 RPM
Torque 325 Nm 96 Nm
Torque RPM 4400 RPM 3000 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Automatic Manual
Vehicle Weight 1554 kg 950 kg
Vehicle Length 5190 mm 4410 mm
Vehicle Width 1980 mm 1640 mm
Vehicle Height 1830 mm 1460 mm
Wheelbase Size 3160 mm 2450 mm


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