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2009 Dodge Dakota vs. 2002 Dodge Neon

To start off, 2009 Dodge Dakota is newer by 7 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2002 Dodge Neon. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2002 Dodge Neon would be higher. At 3,701 cc (6 cylinders), 2009 Dodge Dakota is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2002 Dodge Neon (212 HP @ 5600 RPM) has 1 more horse power than 2009 Dodge Dakota. (211 HP @ 5200 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2002 Dodge Neon should accelerate faster than 2009 Dodge Dakota. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2009 Dodge Dakota weights approximately 485 kg more than 2002 Dodge Neon.

Because 2009 Dodge Dakota is four wheel drive (4WD), it will have significant more traction and grip than 2002 Dodge Neon. 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 15 more torque (in Nm) than 2002 Dodge Neon. (304 Nm @ 3200 RPM). This means 2009 Dodge Dakota will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2002 Dodge Neon.

Compare all specifications:

2009 Dodge Dakota 2002 Dodge Neon
Make Dodge Dodge
Model Dakota Neon
Year Released 2009 2002
Body Type Pickup Sedan
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 3701 cc 2429 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 211 HP 212 HP
Engine RPM 5200 RPM 5600 RPM
Torque 319 Nm 304 Nm
Torque RPM 4000 RPM 3200 RPM
Engine Bore Size 87.9 mm 87.5 mm
Engine Stroke Size 100 mm 101.4 mm
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type 4WD Front
Transmission Type Automatic Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1691 kg 1206 kg
Vehicle Length 5560 mm 4370 mm
Vehicle Width 1830 mm 1720 mm
Vehicle Height 1750 mm 1380 mm
Wheelbase Size 3340 mm 2670 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 83 L 47 L


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