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1986 Ford Escort vs. 2013 Honda Ridgeline

To start off, 2013 Honda Ridgeline is newer by 27 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 3,471 cc (6 cylinders), 2013 Honda Ridgeline is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2013 Honda Ridgeline (247 HP @ 5700 RPM) has 188 more horse power than 1986 Ford Escort. (59 HP @ 4800 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2013 Honda Ridgeline should accelerate faster than 1986 Ford Escort. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2013 Honda Ridgeline weights approximately 1155 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.

Because 2013 Honda Ridgeline is all wheel drive (AWD), it will have significant more traction and grip than 1986 Ford Escort. In wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2013 Honda Ridgeline will offer significantly more control. 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, 2013 Honda Ridgeline (335 Nm @ 4300 RPM) has 225 more torque (in Nm) than 1986 Ford Escort. (110 Nm @ 2500 RPM). This means 2013 Honda Ridgeline will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1986 Ford Escort. 2013 Honda Ridgeline 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. 2013 Honda Ridgeline will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

1986 Ford Escort 2013 Honda Ridgeline
Make Ford Honda
Model Escort Ridgeline
Year Released 1986 2013
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1751 cc 3471 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Horse Power 59 HP 247 HP
Engine RPM 4800 RPM 5700 RPM
Torque 110 Nm 335 Nm
Torque RPM 2500 RPM 4300 RPM
Engine Bore Size 82.5 mm 89 mm
Engine Stroke Size 82 mm 93 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 21.5:1 10.0:1
Fuel Type Diesel Gasoline
Drive Type Front AWD
Transmission Type Manual 5-speed automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 910 kg 2065 kg
Vehicle Length 4090 mm 5255 mm
Vehicle Width 1650 mm 1976 mm
Vehicle Height 1380 mm 1808 mm
Wheelbase Size 2520 mm 3100 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 45 L 83 L


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