1971 Dodge Challenger vs. 2007 Dodge Charger

To start off, 2007 Dodge Charger is newer by 36 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 3,685 cc (6 cylinders), 1971 Dodge Challenger is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2007 Dodge Charger (251 HP @ 6400 RPM) has 128 more horse power than 1971 Dodge Challenger. (123 HP @ 4000 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2007 Dodge Charger should accelerate faster than 1971 Dodge Challenger. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2007 Dodge Charger weights approximately 873 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 2007 Dodge Charger is four wheel drive (4WD), it will have significant more traction and grip than 1971 Dodge Challenger. In wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2007 Dodge Charger will offer significantly more control. 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, 2007 Dodge Charger (339 Nm @ 3800 RPM) has 106 more torque (in Nm) than 1971 Dodge Challenger. (233 Nm @ 2400 RPM). This means 2007 Dodge Charger will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1971 Dodge Challenger.

Compare all specifications:

1971 Dodge Challenger 2007 Dodge Charger
Make Dodge Dodge
Model Challenger Charger
Year Released 1971 2007
Body Type Convertible Sedan
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 3685 cc 3518 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Horse Power 123 HP 251 HP
Engine RPM 4000 RPM 6400 RPM
Torque 233 Nm 339 Nm
Torque RPM 2400 RPM 3800 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear 4WD
Number of Seats 4 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1470 kg 2343 kg
Vehicle Length 4870 mm 5090 mm
Vehicle Width 1940 mm 1900 mm
Vehicle Height 1290 mm 1480 mm
Wheelbase Size 2800 mm 3050 mm


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