1971 Dodge Challenger vs. 1969 Dodge Challenger

To start off, 1971 Dodge Challenger is newer by 2 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1969 Dodge Challenger. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1969 Dodge Challenger would be higher. At 7,206 cc (8 cylinders), 1969 Dodge Challenger is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1969 Dodge Challenger (317 HP @ 4600 RPM) has 194 more horse power than 1971 Dodge Challenger. (123 HP @ 4000 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 1969 Dodge Challenger should accelerate faster than 1971 Dodge Challenger. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1969 Dodge Challenger weights approximately 130 kg more than 1971 Dodge Challenger. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Both vehicles are rear wheel drive (RWD) - it offers better handling in dry conditions; in addition, if you are looking to drift, both vehicles do the job better than front 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, 1969 Dodge Challenger (545 Nm @ 3200 RPM) has 312 more torque (in Nm) than 1971 Dodge Challenger. (233 Nm @ 2400 RPM). This means 1969 Dodge Challenger will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1971 Dodge Challenger.

Compare all specifications:

1971 Dodge Challenger 1969 Dodge Challenger
Make Dodge Dodge
Model Challenger Challenger
Year Released 1971 1969
Body Type Convertible Coupe
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 3685 cc 7206 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 8 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 123 HP 317 HP
Engine RPM 4000 RPM 4600 RPM
Torque 233 Nm 545 Nm
Torque RPM 2400 RPM 3200 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Rear
Number of Doors 2 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Weight 1470 kg 1600 kg
Vehicle Length 4870 mm 4870 mm
Vehicle Width 1940 mm 1940 mm
Vehicle Height 1290 mm 1290 mm
Wheelbase Size 2800 mm 2800 mm


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