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1985 Dodge Conquest vs. 1990 Dodge Caravan

To start off, 1990 Dodge Caravan is newer by 5 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1985 Dodge Conquest. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1985 Dodge Conquest 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 @ 5000 RPM) has 43 more horse power than 1990 Dodge Caravan. (100 HP @ 4800 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1985 Dodge Conquest should accelerate faster than 1990 Dodge Caravan. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1990 Dodge Caravan weights approximately 125 kg more than 1985 Dodge Conquest.

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, 1990 Dodge 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, 1985 Dodge Conquest (251 Nm @ 2500 RPM) has 68 more torque (in Nm) than 1990 Dodge Caravan. (183 Nm @ 2800 RPM). This means 1985 Dodge Conquest will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1990 Dodge Caravan.

Compare all specifications:

1985 Dodge Conquest 1990 Dodge Caravan
Make Dodge Dodge
Model Conquest Caravan
Year Released 1985 1990
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2555 cc 2501 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 143 HP 100 HP
Engine RPM 5000 RPM 4800 RPM
Torque 251 Nm 183 Nm
Torque RPM 2500 RPM 2800 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Front
Vehicle Weight 1280 kg 1405 kg
Vehicle Length 4410 mm 4470 mm
Vehicle Width 1690 mm 1840 mm
Vehicle Height 1320 mm 1650 mm
Wheelbase Size 2450 mm 2860 mm


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