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2009 Dodge Dakota vs. 1990 Dodge Grand Caravan

To start off, 2009 Dodge Dakota is newer by 19 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1990 Dodge Grand Caravan. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1990 Dodge Grand Caravan 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 69 more horse power than 1990 Dodge Grand Caravan. (142 HP @ 5000 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2009 Dodge Dakota should accelerate faster than 1990 Dodge Grand Caravan. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2009 Dodge Dakota weights approximately 116 kg more than 1990 Dodge Grand Caravan. 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 1990 Dodge Grand Caravan. 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 84 more torque (in Nm) than 1990 Dodge Grand Caravan. (235 Nm @ 2800 RPM). This means 2009 Dodge Dakota will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1990 Dodge Grand Caravan.

Compare all specifications:

2009 Dodge Dakota 1990 Dodge Grand Caravan
Make Dodge Dodge
Model Dakota Grand Caravan
Year Released 2009 1990
Body Type Pickup Minivan
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 3701 cc 2972 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Horse Power 211 HP 142 HP
Engine RPM 5200 RPM 5000 RPM
Torque 319 Nm 235 Nm
Torque RPM 4000 RPM 2800 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type 4WD Front
Vehicle Weight 1691 kg 1575 kg
Vehicle Length 5560 mm 4890 mm
Vehicle Width 1830 mm 1840 mm
Vehicle Height 1750 mm 1650 mm
Wheelbase Size 3340 mm 3040 mm


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