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2009 Dodge Dakota vs. 1962 Dodge Polara

To start off, 2009 Dodge Dakota is newer by 47 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1962 Dodge Polara. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1962 Dodge Polara would be higher. At 5,905 cc (8 cylinders), 1962 Dodge Polara is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1962 Dodge Polara (301 HP @ 4800 RPM) has 90 more horse power than 2009 Dodge Dakota. (211 HP @ 5200 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 1962 Dodge Polara should accelerate faster than 2009 Dodge Dakota. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2009 Dodge Dakota weights approximately 166 kg more than 1962 Dodge Polara.

Because 2009 Dodge Dakota is four wheel drive (4WD), it will have significant more traction and grip than 1962 Dodge Polara. In wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2009 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.

Compare all specifications:

2009 Dodge Dakota 1962 Dodge Polara
Make Dodge Dodge
Model Dakota Polara
Year Released 2009 1962
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 3701 cc 5905 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 8 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Horse Power 211 HP 301 HP
Engine RPM 5200 RPM 4800 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type 4WD Rear
Vehicle Weight 1691 kg 1525 kg
Vehicle Length 5560 mm 5140 mm
Vehicle Width 1830 mm 2010 mm
Vehicle Height 1750 mm 1420 mm
Wheelbase Size 3340 mm 2960 mm


 

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