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2009 Dodge Charger vs. 2008 Renault Symbol

To start off, 2009 Dodge Charger is newer by 1 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2008 Renault Symbol. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2008 Renault Symbol would be higher. At 3,518 cc (6 cylinders), 2009 Dodge Charger is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2009 Dodge Charger (250 HP) has 186 more horse power than 2008 Renault Symbol. (64 HP). In normal driving conditions, 2009 Dodge Charger should accelerate faster than 2008 Renault Symbol. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2009 Dodge Charger weights approximately 692 kg more than 2008 Renault Symbol. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 2009 Dodge Charger is rear wheel drive (RWD), it offers better handling in dry conditions; in addition, if you are looking to drift, it will be much easier to do with 2009 Dodge Charger. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2008 Renault Symbol, being front wheel drive (FWD), will offer much better control with better grip. 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) has 179 more torque (in Nm) than 2008 Renault Symbol. (160 Nm). This means 2009 Dodge Charger will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2008 Renault Symbol.

Compare all specifications:

2009 Dodge Charger 2008 Renault Symbol
Make Dodge Renault
Model Charger Symbol
Year Released 2009 2008
Body Type Sedan Sedan
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 3518 cc 1461 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 2 valves
Horse Power 250 HP 64 HP
Torque 339 Nm 160 Nm
Fuel Type Gasoline Diesel
Drive Type Rear Front
Transmission Type Automatic Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1692 kg 1000 kg
Vehicle Length 5090 mm 4261 mm
Vehicle Width 1900 mm 1639 mm
Vehicle Height 1480 mm 1439 mm
Wheelbase Size 3050 mm 2473 mm
Fuel Consumption Highway 9.4 L/100km 4.5 L/100km


 

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