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1986 Ford Escort vs. 1975 Volkswagen Scirocco

To start off, 1986 Ford Escort is newer by 11 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1975 Volkswagen Scirocco. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1975 Volkswagen Scirocco would be higher. At 1,751 cc (4 cylinders), 1986 Ford Escort is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1975 Volkswagen Scirocco (85 HP @ 5800 RPM) has 26 more horse power than 1986 Ford Escort. (59 HP @ 4800 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 1975 Volkswagen Scirocco should accelerate faster than 1986 Ford Escort. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1986 Ford Escort weights approximately 70 kg more than 1975 Volkswagen Scirocco.

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, 1986 Ford Escort (110 Nm) has 25 more torque (in Nm) than 1975 Volkswagen Scirocco. (85 Nm). This means 1986 Ford Escort will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1975 Volkswagen Scirocco.

Compare all specifications:

1986 Ford Escort 1975 Volkswagen Scirocco
Make Ford Volkswagen
Model Escort Scirocco
Year Released 1986 1975
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1751 cc 1471 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 59 HP 85 HP
Engine RPM 4800 RPM 5800 RPM
Torque 110 Nm 85 Nm
Engine Bore Size 82.5 mm 76.5 mm
Engine Stroke Size 82 mm 80 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 21.5:1 9.7:1
Top Speed 151 km/hour 166 km/hour
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 4 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 3 doors
Vehicle Weight 910 kg 840 kg
Vehicle Length 4090 mm 3860 mm
Vehicle Width 1650 mm 1640 mm
Wheelbase Size 2520 mm 2340 mm


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