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1985 Dodge Conquest vs. 1993 Dodge Intrepid

To start off, 1993 Dodge Intrepid is newer by 8 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 3,518 cc (6 cylinders), 1993 Dodge Intrepid is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1993 Dodge Intrepid (214 HP @ 6400 RPM) has 71 more horse power than 1985 Dodge Conquest. (143 HP @ 5000 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 1993 Dodge Intrepid should accelerate faster than 1985 Dodge Conquest. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1993 Dodge Intrepid weights approximately 225 kg more than 1985 Dodge Conquest. 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, 1993 Dodge Intrepid, 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, 1993 Dodge Intrepid (339 Nm @ 3900 RPM) has 88 more torque (in Nm) than 1985 Dodge Conquest. (251 Nm @ 2500 RPM). This means 1993 Dodge Intrepid will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1985 Dodge Conquest. 1993 Dodge Intrepid 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. 1993 Dodge Intrepid will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

1985 Dodge Conquest 1993 Dodge Intrepid
Make Dodge Dodge
Model Conquest Intrepid
Year Released 1985 1993
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2555 cc 3518 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Horse Power 143 HP 214 HP
Engine RPM 5000 RPM 6400 RPM
Torque 251 Nm 339 Nm
Torque RPM 2500 RPM 3900 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Front
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Seats 2 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1280 kg 1505 kg
Vehicle Length 4410 mm 5123 mm
Vehicle Width 1690 mm 1890 mm
Vehicle Height 1320 mm 1430 mm
Wheelbase Size 2450 mm 2870 mm


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