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1975 Toyota Corona vs. 2012 Dodge Challenger

To start off, 2012 Dodge Challenger is newer by 37 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1975 Toyota Corona. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1975 Toyota Corona would be higher. At 5,700 cc (8 cylinders), 2012 Dodge Challenger is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2012 Dodge Challenger (376 HP @ 5150 RPM) has 292 more horse power than 1975 Toyota Corona. (84 HP @ 5600 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2012 Dodge Challenger should accelerate faster than 1975 Toyota Corona. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2012 Dodge Challenger weights approximately 852 kg more than 1975 Toyota Corona. 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, 2012 Dodge Challenger (555 Nm @ 4300 RPM) has 420 more torque (in Nm) than 1975 Toyota Corona. (135 Nm @ 3400 RPM). This means 2012 Dodge Challenger will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1975 Toyota Corona.

Compare all specifications:

1975 Toyota Corona 2012 Dodge Challenger
Make Toyota Dodge
Model Corona Challenger
Year Released 1975 2012
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1587 cc 5700 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 8 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Horse Power 84 HP 376 HP
Engine RPM 5600 RPM 5150 RPM
Torque 135 Nm 555 Nm
Torque RPM 3400 RPM 4300 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Rear
Transmission Type Manual 6-speed manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 4 seats
Vehicle Weight 1000 kg 1852 kg
Vehicle Length 4260 mm 5022 mm
Vehicle Width 1620 mm 1923 mm
Vehicle Height 1400 mm 1450 mm
Wheelbase Size 2510 mm 2946 mm


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