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2009 Dodge Charger vs. 2009 Dodge Journey

To start off, both 2009 Dodge Charger and 2009 Dodge Journey were released in the same year (2009). Therefore the support and the availability on parts for both vehicles should be relatively similar. At 3,518 cc (6 cylinders), 2009 Dodge Charger is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2009 Dodge Charger (250 HP @ 6400 RPM) has 15 more horse power than 2009 Dodge Journey. (235 HP @ 6400 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2009 Dodge Charger should accelerate faster than 2009 Dodge Journey. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2009 Dodge Charger weights approximately 1 kg more than 2009 Dodge Journey. 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, 2009 Dodge Journey, 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 @ 3800 RPM) has 24 more torque (in Nm) than 2009 Dodge Journey. (315 Nm @ 4000 RPM). This means 2009 Dodge Charger will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2009 Dodge Journey.

Compare all specifications:

2009 Dodge Charger 2009 Dodge Journey
Make Dodge Dodge
Model Charger Journey
Year Released 2009 2009
Body Type Sedan Crossover
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 3518 cc 3516 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type V V
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 250 HP 235 HP
Engine RPM 6400 RPM 6400 RPM
Torque 339 Nm 315 Nm
Torque RPM 3800 RPM 4000 RPM
Engine Compression Ratio 9.7:1 9.7:1
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Front
Transmission Type Automatic Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1692 kg 1691 kg
Vehicle Length 5090 mm 4890 mm
Vehicle Width 1900 mm 1840 mm
Vehicle Height 1480 mm 1700 mm
Wheelbase Size 3050 mm 2900 mm
Fuel Consumption 9.4 L/100km 10.2 L/100km
Fuel Consumption City 13.8 L/100km 14.7 L/100km
Fuel Consumption Overall 11.8 L/100km 13.1 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 68 L 78 L


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