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1994 Daihatsu Rocky vs. 1996 Daihatsu Charade

To start off, 1996 Daihatsu Charade is newer by 2 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1994 Daihatsu Rocky. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1994 Daihatsu Rocky would be higher. At 2,765 cc (4 cylinders), 1994 Daihatsu Rocky is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1996 Daihatsu Charade (89 HP @ 6200 RPM) has 17 more horse power than 1994 Daihatsu Rocky. (72 HP @ 3600 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 1996 Daihatsu Charade should accelerate faster than 1994 Daihatsu Rocky. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1994 Daihatsu Rocky weights approximately 650 kg more than 1996 Daihatsu Charade.

Because 1994 Daihatsu Rocky is four wheel drive (4WD), it will have significant more traction and grip than 1996 Daihatsu Charade. In wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 1994 Daihatsu Rocky 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, 1994 Daihatsu Rocky (173 Nm @ 2200 RPM) has 52 more torque (in Nm) than 1996 Daihatsu Charade. (121 Nm @ 3600 RPM). This means 1994 Daihatsu Rocky will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1996 Daihatsu Charade.

Compare all specifications:

1994 Daihatsu Rocky 1996 Daihatsu Charade
Make Daihatsu Daihatsu
Model Rocky Charade
Year Released 1994 1996
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2765 cc 1499 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 72 HP 89 HP
Engine RPM 3600 RPM 6200 RPM
Torque 173 Nm 121 Nm
Torque RPM 2200 RPM 3600 RPM
Fuel Type Diesel Gasoline
Drive Type 4WD Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Doors 2 doors 3 doors
Vehicle Weight 1490 kg 840 kg
Vehicle Length 3850 mm 3790 mm
Vehicle Width 1700 mm 1630 mm
Vehicle Height 1860 mm 1400 mm
Wheelbase Size 2540 mm 2400 mm


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