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1976 Ford Taunus vs. 1980 Ford Escort

To start off, 1980 Ford Escort is newer by 4 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1976 Ford Taunus. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1976 Ford Taunus would be higher. At 1,993 cc (6 cylinders), 1976 Ford Taunus is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1976 Ford Taunus (89 HP @ 5000 RPM) has 44 more horse power than 1980 Ford Escort. (45 HP @ 6000 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1976 Ford Taunus should accelerate faster than 1980 Ford Escort. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1976 Ford Taunus weights approximately 240 kg more than 1980 Ford Escort. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Both vehicles are rear wheel drive (RWD) - it offers better handling in dry conditions; in addition, if you are looking to drift, both vehicles do the job better than front 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. Let's talk about torque, 1976 Ford Taunus (149 Nm @ 3000 RPM) has 89 more torque (in Nm) than 1980 Ford Escort. (60 Nm @ 4500 RPM). This means 1976 Ford Taunus will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1980 Ford Escort.

Compare all specifications:

1976 Ford Taunus 1980 Ford Escort
Make Ford Ford
Model Taunus Escort
Year Released 1976 1980
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1993 cc 939 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Horse Power 89 HP 45 HP
Engine RPM 5000 RPM 6000 RPM
Torque 149 Nm 60 Nm
Torque RPM 3000 RPM 4500 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Rear
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 4 seats 5 seats
Vehicle Weight 1115 kg 875 kg
Vehicle Length 4450 mm 3980 mm
Vehicle Width 1720 mm 1600 mm
Vehicle Height 1360 mm 1390 mm
Wheelbase Size 2590 mm 2410 mm


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