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2009 Dodge Dakota vs. 1986 Dodge Omni

To start off, 2009 Dodge Dakota is newer by 23 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1986 Dodge Omni. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1986 Dodge Omni would be higher. At 3,701 cc (6 cylinders), 2009 Dodge Dakota is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2009 Dodge Dakota (211 HP @ 5200 RPM) has 149 more horse power than 1986 Dodge Omni. (62 HP @ 4800 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2009 Dodge Dakota should accelerate faster than 1986 Dodge Omni. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2009 Dodge Dakota weights approximately 711 kg more than 1986 Dodge Omni. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 2009 Dodge Dakota is four wheel drive (4WD), it will have significant more traction and grip than 1986 Dodge Omni. 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. Let's talk about torque, 2009 Dodge Dakota (319 Nm @ 4000 RPM) has 202 more torque (in Nm) than 1986 Dodge Omni. (117 Nm @ 3200 RPM). This means 2009 Dodge Dakota will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1986 Dodge Omni.

Compare all specifications:

2009 Dodge Dakota 1986 Dodge Omni
Make Dodge Dodge
Model Dakota Omni
Year Released 2009 1986
Body Type Pickup Hatchback
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 3701 cc 1590 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Horse Power 211 HP 62 HP
Engine RPM 5200 RPM 4800 RPM
Torque 319 Nm 117 Nm
Torque RPM 4000 RPM 3200 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type 4WD Front
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1691 kg 980 kg
Vehicle Length 5560 mm 4190 mm
Vehicle Width 1830 mm 1680 mm
Vehicle Height 1750 mm 1360 mm
Wheelbase Size 3340 mm 2530 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 83 L 49 L


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