1971 Dodge Challenger vs. 2004 Dodge Grand Caravan

To start off, 2004 Dodge Grand Caravan is newer by 33 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 3,786 cc (6 cylinders), 2004 Dodge Grand Caravan is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2004 Dodge Grand Caravan (215 HP @ 5600 RPM) has 92 more horse power than 1971 Dodge Challenger. (123 HP @ 4000 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2004 Dodge Grand Caravan should accelerate faster than 1971 Dodge Challenger. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2004 Dodge Grand Caravan weights approximately 444 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.

Because 1971 Dodge Challenger 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 1971 Dodge Challenger. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2004 Dodge Grand Caravan, 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, 2004 Dodge Grand Caravan (332 Nm) has 99 more torque (in Nm) than 1971 Dodge Challenger. (233 Nm). This means 2004 Dodge Grand Caravan will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1971 Dodge Challenger.

Compare all specifications:

1971 Dodge Challenger 2004 Dodge Grand Caravan
Make Dodge Dodge
Model Challenger Grand Caravan
Year Released 1971 2004
Body Type Convertible Minivan
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 3685 cc 3786 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Horse Power 123 HP 215 HP
Engine RPM 4000 RPM 5600 RPM
Torque 233 Nm 332 Nm
Drive Type Rear Front
Number of Seats 4 seats 6 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1470 kg 1914 kg
Vehicle Length 4870 mm 5100 mm
Vehicle Width 1940 mm 2000 mm
Vehicle Height 1290 mm 1760 mm
Wheelbase Size 2800 mm 3040 mm


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