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2009 Dodge Charger vs. 2002 Dodge Durango

To start off, 2009 Dodge Charger is newer by 7 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2002 Dodge Durango. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2002 Dodge Durango would be higher. At 4,702 cc (8 cylinders), 2002 Dodge Durango is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2009 Dodge Charger (250 HP @ 6400 RPM) has 18 more horse power than 2002 Dodge Durango. (232 HP @ 4800 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2009 Dodge Charger should accelerate faster than 2002 Dodge Durango. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2002 Dodge Durango weights approximately 283 kg more than 2009 Dodge Charger.

Because 2002 Dodge Durango 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, 2002 Dodge Durango 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, 2002 Dodge Durango (399 Nm @ 3200 RPM) has 60 more torque (in Nm) than 2009 Dodge Charger. (339 Nm @ 3800 RPM). This means 2002 Dodge Durango will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2009 Dodge Charger.

Compare all specifications:

2009 Dodge Charger 2002 Dodge Durango
Make Dodge Dodge
Model Charger Durango
Year Released 2009 2002
Body Type Sedan SUV
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 3518 cc 4702 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 8 cylinders
Engine Type V V
Horse Power 250 HP 232 HP
Engine RPM 6400 RPM 4800 RPM
Torque 339 Nm 399 Nm
Torque RPM 3800 RPM 3200 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear 4WD
Transmission Type Automatic Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 8 seats
Vehicle Weight 1692 kg 1975 kg
Vehicle Length 5090 mm 4920 mm
Vehicle Width 1900 mm 1820 mm
Vehicle Height 1480 mm 1810 mm
Wheelbase Size 3050 mm 2950 mm


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