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1972 Dodge Monaco vs. 1986 Ford Escort

To start off, 1986 Ford Escort is newer by 14 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1972 Dodge Monaco. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1972 Dodge Monaco would be higher. At 5,895 cc (8 cylinders), 1972 Dodge Monaco is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1972 Dodge Monaco (175 HP @ 4000 RPM) has 116 more horse power than 1986 Ford Escort. (59 HP @ 4800 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1972 Dodge Monaco should accelerate faster than 1986 Ford Escort. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1972 Dodge Monaco weights approximately 1010 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.

Let's talk about torque, 1972 Dodge Monaco (394 Nm @ 2400 RPM) has 284 more torque (in Nm) than 1986 Ford Escort. (110 Nm @ 2500 RPM). This means 1972 Dodge Monaco will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1986 Ford Escort.

Compare all specifications:

1972 Dodge Monaco 1986 Ford Escort
Make Dodge Ford
Model Monaco Escort
Year Released 1972 1986
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 5895 cc 1751 cc
Engine Cylinders 8 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 175 HP 59 HP
Engine RPM 4000 RPM 4800 RPM
Torque 394 Nm 110 Nm
Torque RPM 2400 RPM 2500 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Diesel
Vehicle Weight 1920 kg 910 kg
Vehicle Length 5650 mm 4090 mm
Vehicle Width 2020 mm 1650 mm
Vehicle Height 1410 mm 1380 mm
Wheelbase Size 3110 mm 2520 mm


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