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|
|Engine Size||3685 cc||5209 cc|
|Engine Cylinders||6 cylinders||8 cylinders|
|Horse Power||123 HP||150 HP|
|Engine RPM||4000 RPM||4000 RPM|
|Torque||233 Nm||359 Nm|
|Torque RPM||2400 RPM||1600 RPM|
|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|