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1985 Dodge Conquest vs. 2009 Dodge Durango

To start off, 2009 Dodge Durango 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 4,701 cc (8 cylinders), 2009 Dodge Durango is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2009 Dodge Durango (303 HP @ 5650 RPM) has 160 more horse power than 1985 Dodge Conquest. (143 HP @ 5000 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2009 Dodge Durango should accelerate faster than 1985 Dodge Conquest. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2009 Dodge Durango 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.

Because 2009 Dodge Durango 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, 2009 Dodge Durango 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, 2009 Dodge Durango (447 Nm @ 3950 RPM) has 196 more torque (in Nm) than 1985 Dodge Conquest. (251 Nm @ 2500 RPM). This means 2009 Dodge Durango will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1985 Dodge Conquest. 2009 Dodge Durango 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 Durango will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

1985 Dodge Conquest 2009 Dodge Durango
Make Dodge Dodge
Model Conquest Durango
Year Released 1985 2009
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2555 cc 4701 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 8 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Horse Power 143 HP 303 HP
Engine RPM 5000 RPM 5650 RPM
Torque 251 Nm 447 Nm
Torque RPM 2500 RPM 3950 RPM
Drive Type Rear 4WD
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Seats 2 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1280 kg 1960 kg
Vehicle Length 4410 mm 5110 mm
Vehicle Width 1690 mm 1940 mm
Vehicle Height 1320 mm 1890 mm
Wheelbase Size 2450 mm 3030 mm


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