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2009 Dodge Charger vs. 2000 Dodge Dakota

To start off, 2009 Dodge Charger is newer by 9 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2000 Dodge Dakota. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2000 Dodge Dakota would be higher. At 4,699 cc (8 cylinders), 2000 Dodge Dakota is equipped with a bigger engine.

Because 2000 Dodge Dakota is four wheel drive (4WD), it will have significant more traction and grip than 2009 Dodge Charger. In wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2000 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, 2000 Dodge Dakota (576 Nm) has 237 more torque (in Nm) than 2009 Dodge Charger. (339 Nm). This means 2000 Dodge Dakota will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2009 Dodge Charger. 2009 Dodge Charger has automatic transmission and 2000 Dodge Dakota has manual transmission. 2000 Dodge Dakota 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 2000 Dodge Dakota
Make Dodge Dodge
Model Charger Dakota
Year Released 2009 2000
Body Type Sedan Pickup
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 3518 cc 4699 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 8 cylinders
Engine Type V V
Horse Power 250 HP 0 HP
Torque 339 Nm 576 Nm
Drive Type Rear 4WD
Transmission Type Automatic Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 3 seats
Vehicle Length 5090 mm 4980 mm
Vehicle Width 1900 mm 1820 mm
Vehicle Height 1480 mm 1670 mm
Wheelbase Size 3050 mm 2850 mm


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