1985 Ford Escort vs. 1974 Innocenti Mini

To start off, 1985 Ford Escort is newer by 11 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1974 Innocenti Mini. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1974 Innocenti Mini would be higher. At 1,296 cc (4 cylinders), 1985 Ford Escort is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1985 Ford Escort (68 HP @ 6000 RPM) has 4 more horse power than 1974 Innocenti Mini. (64 HP @ 5600 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1985 Ford Escort should accelerate faster than 1974 Innocenti Mini.

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, 1985 Ford Escort (103 Nm @ 3500 RPM) has 7 more torque (in Nm) than 1974 Innocenti Mini. (96 Nm @ 2600 RPM). This means 1985 Ford Escort will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1974 Innocenti Mini.

Compare all specifications:

1985 Ford Escort 1974 Innocenti Mini
Make Ford Innocenti
Model Escort Mini
Year Released 1985 1974
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1296 cc 1275 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 68 HP 64 HP
Engine RPM 6000 RPM 5600 RPM
Torque 103 Nm 96 Nm
Torque RPM 3500 RPM 2600 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 4 seats
Vehicle Length 3980 mm 3130 mm
Vehicle Width 1650 mm 1510 mm
Vehicle Height 1320 mm 1390 mm
Wheelbase Size 2410 mm 2050 mm


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