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1957 Citroen DS vs. 1986 Ford Escort

To start off, 1986 Ford Escort is newer by 29 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1957 Citroen DS. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1957 Citroen DS would be higher. At 1,911 cc (4 cylinders), 1957 Citroen DS is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1957 Citroen DS (74 HP @ 4500 RPM) has 15 more horse power than 1986 Ford Escort. (59 HP @ 4800 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1957 Citroen DS should accelerate faster than 1986 Ford Escort. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1957 Citroen DS weights approximately 215 kg more than 1986 Ford Escort. 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:

1957 Citroen DS 1986 Ford Escort
Make Citroen Ford
Model DS Escort
Year Released 1957 1986
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1911 cc 1751 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 74 HP 59 HP
Engine RPM 4500 RPM 4800 RPM
Engine Bore Size 78 mm 82.5 mm
Engine Stroke Size 100 mm 82 mm
Fuel Type Gasoline Diesel
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1125 kg 910 kg
Vehicle Length 4810 mm 4090 mm
Vehicle Width 1800 mm 1650 mm
Vehicle Height 1530 mm 1380 mm
Wheelbase Size 3130 mm 2520 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 63 L 45 L


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