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1985 Dodge Conquest vs. 2005 Rover 45

To start off, 2005 Rover 45 is newer by 20 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 2005 Rover 45. (100 HP @ 4200 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1985 Dodge Conquest should accelerate faster than 2005 Rover 45. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2005 Rover 45 weights approximately 25 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, 2005 Rover 45, 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 11 more torque (in Nm) than 2005 Rover 45. (240 Nm @ 2000 RPM). This means 1985 Dodge Conquest will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2005 Rover 45.

Compare all specifications:

1985 Dodge Conquest 2005 Rover 45
Make Dodge Rover
Model Conquest 45
Year Released 1985 2005
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2555 cc 1994 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 143 HP 100 HP
Engine RPM 5000 RPM 4200 RPM
Torque 251 Nm 240 Nm
Torque RPM 2500 RPM 2000 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Diesel
Drive Type Rear Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 2 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1280 kg 1305 kg
Vehicle Length 4410 mm 4370 mm
Vehicle Width 1690 mm 1690 mm
Vehicle Height 1320 mm 1400 mm
Wheelbase Size 2450 mm 2630 mm


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