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1985 Dodge Conquest vs. 2007 Dodge Dakota

To start off, 2007 Dodge Dakota is newer by 22 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 3,701 cc (6 cylinders), 2007 Dodge Dakota is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2007 Dodge Dakota (210 HP @ 5200 RPM) has 67 more horse power than 1985 Dodge Conquest. (143 HP @ 5000 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2007 Dodge Dakota should accelerate faster than 1985 Dodge Conquest. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2007 Dodge Dakota weights approximately 616 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 2007 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, 2007 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, 2007 Dodge Dakota (319 Nm @ 4000 RPM) has 68 more torque (in Nm) than 1985 Dodge Conquest. (251 Nm @ 2500 RPM). This means 2007 Dodge Dakota will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1985 Dodge Conquest. 2007 Dodge Dakota 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. 2007 Dodge Dakota will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

1985 Dodge Conquest 2007 Dodge Dakota
Make Dodge Dodge
Model Conquest Dakota
Year Released 1985 2007
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2555 cc 3701 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Horse Power 143 HP 210 HP
Engine RPM 5000 RPM 5200 RPM
Torque 251 Nm 319 Nm
Torque RPM 2500 RPM 4000 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear 4WD
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Seats 2 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1280 kg 1896 kg
Vehicle Length 4410 mm 5560 mm
Vehicle Width 1690 mm 1830 mm
Vehicle Height 1320 mm 1750 mm
Wheelbase Size 2450 mm 3340 mm


 

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