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1985 Dodge Conquest vs. 1974 Subaru Leone

To start off, 1985 Dodge Conquest is newer by 11 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1974 Subaru Leone. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1974 Subaru Leone would be higher. At 2,555 cc (4 cylinders), 1985 Dodge Conquest is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1985 Dodge Conquest (143 HP) has 83 more horse power than 1974 Subaru Leone. (60 HP). In normal driving conditions, 1985 Dodge Conquest should accelerate faster than 1974 Subaru Leone. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1985 Dodge Conquest weights approximately 485 kg more than 1974 Subaru Leone. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 1985 Dodge Conquest 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 1985 Dodge Conquest. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 1974 Subaru Leone, 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, 1985 Dodge Conquest (251 Nm @ 2500 RPM) has 157 more torque (in Nm) than 1974 Subaru Leone. (94 Nm @ 3600 RPM). This means 1985 Dodge Conquest will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1974 Subaru Leone. 1974 Subaru Leone has automatic transmission and 1985 Dodge Conquest has manual transmission. 1985 Dodge Conquest will offer better control over acceleration and deceleration in addition to better fuel efficiency overall. 1974 Subaru Leone will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

1985 Dodge Conquest 1974 Subaru Leone
Make Dodge Subaru
Model Conquest Leone
Year Released 1985 1974
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2555 cc 1361 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 143 HP 60 HP
Torque 251 Nm 94 Nm
Torque RPM 2500 RPM 3600 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Front
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Seats 2 seats 4 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Weight 1280 kg 795 kg
Vehicle Length 4410 mm 4000 mm
Vehicle Width 1690 mm 1510 mm
Vehicle Height 1320 mm 1350 mm
Wheelbase Size 2450 mm 2450 mm


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