2007 Dodge Caliber vs. 1974 Mazda 929

To start off, 2007 Dodge Caliber is newer by 33 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1974 Mazda 929. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1974 Mazda 929 would be higher. At 1,798 cc, 2007 Dodge Caliber is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2007 Dodge Caliber (148 HP @ 6500 RPM) has 65 more horse power than 1974 Mazda 929. (83 HP @ 5000 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2007 Dodge Caliber should accelerate faster than 1974 Mazda 929. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2007 Dodge Caliber weights approximately 290 kg more than 1974 Mazda 929. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 1974 Mazda 929 is rear wheel drive (RWD), it offers better handling in dry conditions; in addition, if you are looking to drift, it will be much easier to do with 1974 Mazda 929. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2007 Dodge Caliber, being front wheel drive (FWD), will offer much better control with better grip. 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, 2007 Dodge Caliber (170 Nm @ 5200 RPM) has 36 more torque (in Nm) than 1974 Mazda 929. (134 Nm @ 2500 RPM). This means 2007 Dodge Caliber will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1974 Mazda 929.

Compare all specifications:

2007 Dodge Caliber 1974 Mazda 929
Make Dodge Mazda
Model Caliber 929
Year Released 2007 1974
Body Type Hatchback Sedan
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1798 cc 1769 cc
Horse Power 148 HP 83 HP
Engine RPM 6500 RPM 5000 RPM
Torque 170 Nm 134 Nm
Torque RPM 5200 RPM 2500 RPM
Engine Bore Size 86 mm 80 mm
Engine Stroke Size 77 mm 88 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 10.5:1 8.6:1
Drive Type Front Rear
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1385 kg 1095 kg
Vehicle Length 4420 mm 4410 mm
Vehicle Width 1750 mm 1670 mm
Vehicle Height 1540 mm 1420 mm
Wheelbase Size 2640 mm 2520 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 51 L 65 L


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