1971 Dodge Challenger vs. 1972 Dodge Monaco

To start off, 1972 Dodge Monaco is newer by 1 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1971 Dodge Challenger. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1971 Dodge Challenger would be higher. At 5,209 cc (8 cylinders), 1972 Dodge Monaco is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1972 Dodge Monaco (150 HP @ 4000 RPM) has 27 more horse power than 1971 Dodge Challenger. (123 HP @ 4000 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 1972 Dodge Monaco should accelerate faster than 1971 Dodge Challenger. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1972 Dodge Monaco weights approximately 420 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.

Let's talk about torque, 1972 Dodge Monaco (359 Nm @ 1600 RPM) has 126 more torque (in Nm) than 1971 Dodge Challenger. (233 Nm @ 2400 RPM). This means 1972 Dodge Monaco will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1971 Dodge Challenger.

Compare all specifications:

1971 Dodge Challenger 1972 Dodge Monaco
Make Dodge Dodge
Model Challenger Monaco
Year Released 1971 1972
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 3685 cc 5209 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 8 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 123 HP 150 HP
Engine RPM 4000 RPM 4000 RPM
Torque 233 Nm 359 Nm
Torque RPM 2400 RPM 1600 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Vehicle Weight 1470 kg 1890 kg
Vehicle Length 4870 mm 5650 mm
Vehicle Width 1940 mm 2020 mm
Vehicle Height 1290 mm 1410 mm
Wheelbase Size 2800 mm 3110 mm


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