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1977 Dodge Aspen vs. 1986 Ford Escort

To start off, 1986 Ford Escort is newer by 9 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1977 Dodge Aspen. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1977 Dodge Aspen would be higher. At 3,687 cc (6 cylinders), 1977 Dodge Aspen is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1977 Dodge Aspen (100 HP @ 3600 RPM) has 41 more horse power than 1986 Ford Escort. (59 HP @ 4800 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1977 Dodge Aspen should accelerate faster than 1986 Ford Escort. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1977 Dodge Aspen weights approximately 555 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 1977 Dodge Aspen 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 1977 Dodge Aspen. 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, 1977 Dodge Aspen (231 Nm @ 1600 RPM) has 121 more torque (in Nm) than 1986 Ford Escort. (110 Nm @ 2500 RPM). This means 1977 Dodge Aspen will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1986 Ford Escort.

Compare all specifications:

1977 Dodge Aspen 1986 Ford Escort
Make Dodge Ford
Model Aspen Escort
Year Released 1977 1986
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 3687 cc 1751 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 100 HP 59 HP
Engine RPM 3600 RPM 4800 RPM
Torque 231 Nm 110 Nm
Torque RPM 1600 RPM 2500 RPM
Engine Bore Size 82.6 mm 82.5 mm
Engine Stroke Size 117.5 mm 82 mm
Fuel Type Gasoline Diesel
Drive Type Rear Front
Vehicle Weight 1465 kg 910 kg
Vehicle Length 5020 mm 4090 mm
Vehicle Width 1870 mm 1650 mm
Vehicle Height 1360 mm 1380 mm
Wheelbase Size 2760 mm 2520 mm


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