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2009 Dodge Dakota vs. 2005 Dodge Ram

To start off, 2009 Dodge Dakota is newer by 4 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2005 Dodge Ram. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2005 Dodge Ram would be higher. At 5,621 cc (8 cylinders), 2005 Dodge Ram is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2005 Dodge Ram (346 HP @ 5600 RPM) has 135 more horse power than 2009 Dodge Dakota. (211 HP @ 5200 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2005 Dodge Ram should accelerate faster than 2009 Dodge Dakota. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2005 Dodge Ram weights approximately 888 kg more than 2009 Dodge Dakota. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Let's talk about torque, 2005 Dodge Ram (509 Nm) has 190 more torque (in Nm) than 2009 Dodge Dakota. (319 Nm). This means 2005 Dodge Ram will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2009 Dodge Dakota.

Compare all specifications:

2009 Dodge Dakota 2005 Dodge Ram
Make Dodge Dodge
Model Dakota Ram
Year Released 2009 2005
Body Type Pickup Pickup
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 3701 cc 5621 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 8 cylinders
Engine Type V V
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 2 valves
Horse Power 211 HP 346 HP
Engine RPM 5200 RPM 5600 RPM
Torque 319 Nm 509 Nm
Engine Bore Size 87.9 mm 100 mm
Engine Stroke Size 100 mm 91 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 9.7:1 9.6:1
Number of Seats 5 seats 6 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1691 kg 2579 kg
Vehicle Length 5560 mm 5790 mm
Vehicle Width 1830 mm 2030 mm
Vehicle Height 1750 mm 1900 mm
Wheelbase Size 3340 mm 3580 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 83 L 129 L


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