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2009 Dodge Charger vs. 1972 Dodge Dart

To start off, 2009 Dodge Charger is newer by 37 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1972 Dodge Dart. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1972 Dodge Dart would be higher. At 3,678 cc (6 cylinders), 1972 Dodge Dart is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2009 Dodge Charger (250 HP @ 6400 RPM) has 141 more horse power than 1972 Dodge Dart. (109 HP @ 4000 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2009 Dodge Charger should accelerate faster than 1972 Dodge Dart. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2009 Dodge Charger weights approximately 297 kg more than 1972 Dodge Dart. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Let's talk about torque, 2009 Dodge Charger (339 Nm @ 3800 RPM) has 82 more torque (in Nm) than 1972 Dodge Dart. (257 Nm @ 2000 RPM). This means 2009 Dodge Charger will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1972 Dodge Dart.

Compare all specifications:

2009 Dodge Charger 1972 Dodge Dart
Make Dodge Dodge
Model Charger Dart
Year Released 2009 1972
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 3518 cc 3678 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Horse Power 250 HP 109 HP
Engine RPM 6400 RPM 4000 RPM
Torque 339 Nm 257 Nm
Torque RPM 3800 RPM 2000 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Vehicle Weight 1692 kg 1395 kg
Vehicle Length 5090 mm 5000 mm
Vehicle Width 1900 mm 1780 mm
Vehicle Height 1480 mm 1380 mm
Wheelbase Size 3050 mm 2830 mm


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