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2009 Dodge Charger vs. 1976 Dodge Aspen

To start off, 2009 Dodge Charger is newer by 33 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1976 Dodge Aspen. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1976 Dodge Aspen would be higher. At 3,685 cc (6 cylinders), 1976 Dodge Aspen is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2009 Dodge Charger (250 HP @ 6400 RPM) has 142 more horse power than 1976 Dodge Aspen. (108 HP @ 3600 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2009 Dodge Charger should accelerate faster than 1976 Dodge Aspen. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2009 Dodge Charger weights approximately 207 kg more than 1976 Dodge Aspen. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Both vehicles are rear wheel drive (RWD) - it offers better handling in dry conditions; in addition, if you are looking to drift, both vehicles do the job better than front wheel drive vehicles. 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, 2009 Dodge Charger (339 Nm @ 3800 RPM) has 95 more torque (in Nm) than 1976 Dodge Aspen. (244 Nm @ 2000 RPM). This means 2009 Dodge Charger will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1976 Dodge Aspen. 2009 Dodge Charger has automatic transmission and 1976 Dodge Aspen has manual transmission. 1976 Dodge Aspen will offer better control over acceleration and deceleration in addition to better fuel efficiency overall. 2009 Dodge Charger will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

2009 Dodge Charger 1976 Dodge Aspen
Make Dodge Dodge
Model Charger Aspen
Year Released 2009 1976
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 3518 cc 3685 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Horse Power 250 HP 108 HP
Engine RPM 6400 RPM 3600 RPM
Torque 339 Nm 244 Nm
Torque RPM 3800 RPM 2000 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Rear
Transmission Type Automatic Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Vehicle Weight 1692 kg 1485 kg
Vehicle Length 5090 mm 5200 mm
Vehicle Width 1900 mm 1840 mm
Vehicle Height 1480 mm 1410 mm
Wheelbase Size 3050 mm 2870 mm


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