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1986 Ford Escort vs. 1995 Pontiac Firehawk

To start off, 1995 Pontiac Firehawk is newer by 9 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1986 Ford Escort. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1986 Ford Escort would be higher. At 5,735 cc (8 cylinders), 1995 Pontiac Firehawk is equipped with a bigger engine. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1995 Pontiac Firehawk weights approximately 771 kg more than 1986 Ford Escort.

Because 1995 Pontiac Firehawk 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 1995 Pontiac Firehawk. 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, 1995 Pontiac Firehawk (464 Nm) has 354 more torque (in Nm) than 1986 Ford Escort. (110 Nm). This means 1995 Pontiac Firehawk will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1986 Ford Escort.

Compare all specifications:

1986 Ford Escort 1995 Pontiac Firehawk
Make Ford Pontiac
Model Escort Firehawk
Year Released 1986 1995
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1751 cc 5735 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 8 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Horse Power 59 HP 0 HP
Engine RPM 4800 RPM 5600 RPM
Torque 110 Nm 464 Nm
Top Speed 151 km/hour 257 km/hour
Drive Type Front Rear
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Doors 5 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Weight 910 kg 1681 kg
Vehicle Length 4090 mm 4980 mm
Wheelbase Size 2520 mm 2600 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 45 L 54 L


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