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1985 Dodge Conquest vs. 2009 Dodge Charger

To start off, 2009 Dodge Charger is newer by 24 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 5,652 cc (8 cylinders), 2009 Dodge Charger is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2009 Dodge Charger (368 HP @ 5200 RPM) has 225 more horse power than 1985 Dodge Conquest. (143 HP @ 5000 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2009 Dodge Charger should accelerate faster than 1985 Dodge Conquest. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2009 Dodge Charger weights approximately 680 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.

Both vehicles are rear wheel drive (RWD) - it offers better handling in dry conditions; in addition, if you are looking to drift, both vehicles do the job better than front wheel drive vehicles. 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, 2009 Dodge Charger (536 Nm @ 4250 RPM) has 285 more torque (in Nm) than 1985 Dodge Conquest. (251 Nm @ 2500 RPM). This means 2009 Dodge Charger will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1985 Dodge Conquest. 2009 Dodge Charger 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. 2009 Dodge Charger will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

1985 Dodge Conquest 2009 Dodge Charger
Make Dodge Dodge
Model Conquest Charger
Year Released 1985 2009
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2555 cc 5652 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 8 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Horse Power 143 HP 368 HP
Engine RPM 5000 RPM 5200 RPM
Torque 251 Nm 536 Nm
Torque RPM 2500 RPM 4250 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Rear
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Seats 2 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1280 kg 1960 kg
Vehicle Length 4410 mm 5090 mm
Vehicle Width 1690 mm 1900 mm
Vehicle Height 1320 mm 1480 mm
Wheelbase Size 2450 mm 3050 mm


 

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