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1976 Ford Taunus vs. 1986 Ford Escort

To start off, 1986 Ford Escort is newer by 10 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 30 more horse power than 1986 Ford Escort. (59 HP @ 4600 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1976 Ford Taunus should accelerate faster than 1986 Ford Escort. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1976 Ford Taunus weights approximately 170 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.

Because 1976 Ford Taunus is rear wheel drive (RWD), it offers better handling in dry conditions; in addition, if you are looking to drift, it will be much easier to do with 1976 Ford Taunus. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 1986 Ford Escort, being front wheel drive (FWD), will offer much better control with better grip. 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 39 more torque (in Nm) than 1986 Ford Escort. (110 Nm @ 2500 RPM). This means 1976 Ford Taunus will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1986 Ford Escort.

Compare all specifications:

1976 Ford Taunus 1986 Ford Escort
Make Ford Ford
Model Taunus Escort
Year Released 1976 1986
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1993 cc 1753 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Horse Power 89 HP 59 HP
Engine RPM 5000 RPM 4600 RPM
Torque 149 Nm 110 Nm
Torque RPM 3000 RPM 2500 RPM
Drive Type Rear Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 4 seats 5 seats
Vehicle Weight 1115 kg 945 kg
Vehicle Length 4450 mm 4090 mm
Vehicle Width 1720 mm 1650 mm
Vehicle Height 1360 mm 1400 mm
Wheelbase Size 2590 mm 2410 mm


 

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