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1980 Chevrolet Citation vs. 1986 Ford Escort

To start off, 1986 Ford Escort is newer by 6 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1980 Chevrolet Citation. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1980 Chevrolet Citation would be higher. At 2,474 cc (4 cylinders), 1980 Chevrolet Citation is equipped with a bigger engine. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1980 Chevrolet Citation weights approximately 230 kg more than 1986 Ford Escort.

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:

1980 Chevrolet Citation 1986 Ford Escort
Make Chevrolet Ford
Model Citation Escort
Year Released 1980 1986
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2474 cc 1751 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 0 HP 59 HP
Fuel Type Gasoline Diesel
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Vehicle Weight 1140 kg 910 kg
Vehicle Length 4490 mm 4090 mm
Vehicle Width 1740 mm 1650 mm
Vehicle Height 1360 mm 1380 mm
Wheelbase Size 2670 mm 2520 mm


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