2007 Dodge Caliber vs. 1995 Dodge Dakota

To start off, 2007 Dodge Caliber is newer by 12 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1995 Dodge Dakota. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1995 Dodge Dakota would be higher. At 5,899 cc (8 cylinders), 1995 Dodge Dakota is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1995 Dodge Dakota (247 HP @ 4400 RPM) has 99 more horse power than 2007 Dodge Caliber. (148 HP @ 6500 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 1995 Dodge Dakota should accelerate faster than 2007 Dodge Caliber. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1995 Dodge Dakota weights approximately 235 kg more than 2007 Dodge Caliber. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 1995 Dodge Dakota is four wheel drive (4WD), it will have significant more traction and grip than 2007 Dodge Caliber. In wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 1995 Dodge Dakota 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, 1995 Dodge Dakota (467 Nm @ 3200 RPM) has 297 more torque (in Nm) than 2007 Dodge Caliber. (170 Nm @ 5200 RPM). This means 1995 Dodge Dakota will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2007 Dodge Caliber. 1995 Dodge Dakota has automatic transmission and 2007 Dodge Caliber has manual transmission. 2007 Dodge Caliber will offer better control over acceleration and deceleration in addition to better fuel efficiency overall. 1995 Dodge Dakota will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

2007 Dodge Caliber 1995 Dodge Dakota
Make Dodge Dodge
Model Caliber Dakota
Year Released 2007 1995
Body Type Hatchback Pickup
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1798 cc 5899 cc
Horse Power 148 HP 247 HP
Engine RPM 6500 RPM 4400 RPM
Torque 170 Nm 467 Nm
Torque RPM 5200 RPM 3200 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Front 4WD
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 3 seats
Vehicle Weight 1385 kg 1620 kg
Vehicle Length 4420 mm 4980 mm
Vehicle Width 1750 mm 1820 mm
Vehicle Height 1540 mm 1670 mm
Wheelbase Size 2640 mm 2850 mm


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