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1986 Ford Escort vs. 2006 Saab 03-Sep

To start off, 2006 Saab 03-Sep is newer by 20 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 1,998 cc (4 cylinders), 2006 Saab 03-Sep is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2006 Saab 03-Sep (148 HP @ 5500 RPM) has 89 more horse power than 1986 Ford Escort. (59 HP @ 4800 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2006 Saab 03-Sep should accelerate faster than 1986 Ford Escort. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2006 Saab 03-Sep weights approximately 680 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, 2006 Saab 03-Sep (240 Nm) has 130 more torque (in Nm) than 1986 Ford Escort. (110 Nm). This means 2006 Saab 03-Sep will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1986 Ford Escort. 2006 Saab 03-Sep has automatic transmission and 1986 Ford Escort has manual transmission. 1986 Ford Escort will offer better control over acceleration and deceleration in addition to better fuel efficiency overall. 2006 Saab 03-Sep will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

1986 Ford Escort 2006 Saab 03-Sep
Make Ford Saab
Model Escort 03-Sep
Year Released 1986 2006
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1751 cc 1998 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 59 HP 148 HP
Engine RPM 4800 RPM 5500 RPM
Torque 110 Nm 240 Nm
Engine Bore Size 82.5 mm 86 mm
Engine Stroke Size 82 mm 86 mm
Fuel Type Diesel Gasoline
Top Speed 151 km/hour 210 km/hour
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 910 kg 1590 kg
Vehicle Length 4090 mm 4640 mm
Vehicle Width 1650 mm 2040 mm
Vehicle Height 1380 mm 1470 mm
Wheelbase Size 2520 mm 2680 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 45 L 62 L


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