1954 DKW F 89 vs. 1986 Ford Escort
To start off, 1986 Ford Escort is newer by 32 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1954 DKW F 89. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1954 DKW F 89 would be higher. At 1,751 cc (4 cylinders), 1986 Ford Escort is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1986 Ford Escort (59 HP @ 4800 RPM) has 35 more horse power than 1954 DKW F 89. (24 HP @ 4200 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 1986 Ford Escort should accelerate faster than 1954 DKW F 89. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1986 Ford Escort weights approximately 50 kg more than 1954 DKW F 89. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.
Both vehicles are front wheel drive (FWD). Which offers better traction when its slippery than rear wheel drive vehicles. 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:
|1954 DKW F 89||1986 Ford Escort|
|Engine Size||684 cc||1751 cc|
|Engine Cylinders||2 cylinders||4 cylinders|
|Horse Power||24 HP||59 HP|
|Engine RPM||4200 RPM||4800 RPM|
|Vehicle Weight||860 kg||910 kg|
|Vehicle Length||4210 mm||4090 mm|
|Vehicle Width||1610 mm||1650 mm|
|Vehicle Height||1460 mm||1380 mm|
|Wheelbase Size||2360 mm||2520 mm|