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2009 Dodge Charger vs. 2012 Mazda 2

To start off, 2012 Mazda 2 is newer by 3 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2009 Dodge Charger. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2009 Dodge Charger 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 @ 6400 RPM) has 150 more horse power than 2012 Mazda 2. (100 HP @ 6000 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2009 Dodge Charger should accelerate faster than 2012 Mazda 2. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2009 Dodge Charger weights approximately 646 kg more than 2012 Mazda 2. 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, 2012 Mazda 2, 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 206 more torque (in Nm) than 2012 Mazda 2. (133 Nm @ 4000 RPM). This means 2009 Dodge Charger will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2012 Mazda 2.

Compare all specifications:

2009 Dodge Charger 2012 Mazda 2
Make Dodge Mazda
Model Charger 2
Year Released 2009 2012
Body Type Sedan Hatchback
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 3518 cc 1500 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 250 HP 100 HP
Engine RPM 6400 RPM 6000 RPM
Torque 339 Nm 133 Nm
Torque RPM 3800 RPM 4000 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Front
Transmission Type Automatic 4-speed automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1692 kg 1046 kg
Vehicle Length 5090 mm 3920 mm
Vehicle Width 1900 mm 1695 mm
Vehicle Height 1480 mm 1475 mm
Wheelbase Size 3050 mm 2489 mm
Fuel Consumption Highway 9.4 L/100km 6.7 L/100km
Fuel Consumption City 13.8 L/100km 8.1 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 68 L 43 L


 

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