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1983 Citroen CX vs. 1986 Ford Escort

To start off, 1986 Ford Escort is newer by 3 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1983 Citroen CX. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1983 Citroen CX would be higher. At 2,499 cc (4 cylinders), 1983 Citroen CX is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1983 Citroen CX (137 HP @ 5000 RPM) has 78 more horse power than 1986 Ford Escort. (59 HP @ 4800 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1983 Citroen CX should accelerate faster than 1986 Ford Escort. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1983 Citroen CX weights approximately 400 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.

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. Let's talk about torque, 1983 Citroen CX (206 Nm @ 4000 RPM) has 96 more torque (in Nm) than 1986 Ford Escort. (110 Nm @ 2500 RPM). This means 1983 Citroen CX will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1986 Ford Escort.

Compare all specifications:

1983 Citroen CX 1986 Ford Escort
Make Citroen Ford
Model CX Escort
Year Released 1983 1986
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2499 cc 1751 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 137 HP 59 HP
Engine RPM 5000 RPM 4800 RPM
Torque 206 Nm 110 Nm
Torque RPM 4000 RPM 2500 RPM
Engine Bore Size 93 mm 82.5 mm
Engine Stroke Size 92 mm 82 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 8.7:1 21.5:1
Fuel Type Gasoline Diesel
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1310 kg 910 kg
Vehicle Length 4670 mm 4090 mm
Vehicle Width 1770 mm 1650 mm
Vehicle Height 1370 mm 1380 mm
Wheelbase Size 2860 mm 2520 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 80 L 45 L


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