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1994 Daihatsu Rocky vs. 2005 Daihatsu Charade

To start off, 2005 Daihatsu Charade is newer by 11 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, 1994 Daihatsu Rocky (72 HP @ 3600 RPM) has 19 more horse power than 2005 Daihatsu Charade. (53 HP @ 5200 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1994 Daihatsu Rocky should accelerate faster than 2005 Daihatsu Charade. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1994 Daihatsu Rocky weights approximately 750 kg more than 2005 Daihatsu Charade. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 1994 Daihatsu Rocky is four wheel drive (4WD), it will have significant more traction and grip than 2005 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 82 more torque (in Nm) than 2005 Daihatsu Charade. (91 Nm @ 4000 RPM). This means 1994 Daihatsu Rocky will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2005 Daihatsu Charade.

Compare all specifications:

1994 Daihatsu Rocky 2005 Daihatsu Charade
Make Daihatsu Daihatsu
Model Rocky Charade
Year Released 1994 2005
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2765 cc 989 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 3 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 72 HP 53 HP
Engine RPM 3600 RPM 5200 RPM
Torque 173 Nm 91 Nm
Torque RPM 2200 RPM 4000 RPM
Fuel Type Diesel Gasoline
Drive Type 4WD Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Doors 2 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1490 kg 740 kg
Wheelbase Size 2540 mm 2380 mm


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