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1985 Dodge Conquest vs. 2004 Dodge Dakota

To start off, 2004 Dodge Dakota is newer by 19 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 3,687 cc (6 cylinders), 2004 Dodge Dakota is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2004 Dodge Dakota (211 HP @ 5600 RPM) has 68 more horse power than 1985 Dodge Conquest. (143 HP @ 5000 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2004 Dodge Dakota should accelerate faster than 1985 Dodge Conquest. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2004 Dodge Dakota weights approximately 489 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 2004 Dodge Dakota is four wheel drive (4WD), it will have significant more traction and grip than 1985 Dodge Conquest. In wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2004 Dodge Dakota 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, 2004 Dodge Dakota (319 Nm) has 68 more torque (in Nm) than 1985 Dodge Conquest. (251 Nm). This means 2004 Dodge Dakota will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1985 Dodge Conquest.

Compare all specifications:

1985 Dodge Conquest 2004 Dodge Dakota
Make Dodge Dodge
Model Conquest Dakota
Year Released 1985 2004
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2555 cc 3687 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Horse Power 143 HP 211 HP
Engine RPM 5000 RPM 5600 RPM
Torque 251 Nm 319 Nm
Drive Type Rear 4WD
Number of Seats 2 seats 3 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Weight 1280 kg 1769 kg
Vehicle Length 4410 mm 4980 mm
Vehicle Width 1690 mm 1830 mm
Vehicle Height 1320 mm 1750 mm
Wheelbase Size 2450 mm 2850 mm


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