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2006 Dodge Magnum vs. 1976 Ford Taunus

To start off, 2006 Dodge Magnum is newer by 30 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1976 Ford Taunus. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1976 Ford Taunus would be higher. At 5,654 cc (8 cylinders), 2006 Dodge Magnum is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2006 Dodge Magnum (340 HP @ 5000 RPM) has 251 more horse power than 1976 Ford Taunus. (89 HP @ 5000 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2006 Dodge Magnum should accelerate faster than 1976 Ford Taunus. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2006 Dodge Magnum weights approximately 635 kg more than 1976 Ford Taunus. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 2006 Dodge Magnum is four wheel drive (4WD), it will have significant more traction and grip than 1976 Ford Taunus. In wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2006 Dodge Magnum 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, 2006 Dodge Magnum (529 Nm @ 4000 RPM) has 380 more torque (in Nm) than 1976 Ford Taunus. (149 Nm @ 3000 RPM). This means 2006 Dodge Magnum will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1976 Ford Taunus.

Compare all specifications:

2006 Dodge Magnum 1976 Ford Taunus
Make Dodge Ford
Model Magnum Taunus
Year Released 2006 1976
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 5654 cc 1993 cc
Engine Cylinders 8 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type V V
Horse Power 340 HP 89 HP
Engine RPM 5000 RPM 5000 RPM
Torque 529 Nm 149 Nm
Torque RPM 4000 RPM 3000 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type 4WD Rear
Number of Seats 5 seats 4 seats
Vehicle Weight 1750 kg 1115 kg
Vehicle Length 5030 mm 4450 mm
Vehicle Width 1890 mm 1720 mm
Vehicle Height 1490 mm 1360 mm
Wheelbase Size 3050 mm 2590 mm


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