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1986 Ford Escort vs. 1956 Isuzu Minx

To start off, 1986 Ford Escort is newer by 30 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1956 Isuzu Minx. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1956 Isuzu Minx would be higher. At 1,751 cc (4 cylinders), 1986 Ford Escort is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1986 Ford Escort (59 HP @ 4800 RPM) has 14 more horse power than 1956 Isuzu Minx. (45 HP @ 4600 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1986 Ford Escort should accelerate faster than 1956 Isuzu Minx. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1956 Isuzu Minx weights approximately 40 kg more than 1986 Ford Escort.

Because 1956 Isuzu Minx 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 1956 Isuzu Minx. 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, 1986 Ford Escort (110 Nm @ 2500 RPM) has 19 more torque (in Nm) than 1956 Isuzu Minx. (91 Nm @ 2400 RPM). This means 1986 Ford Escort will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1956 Isuzu Minx.

Compare all specifications:

1986 Ford Escort 1956 Isuzu Minx
Make Ford Isuzu
Model Escort Minx
Year Released 1986 1956
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1751 cc 1390 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 59 HP 45 HP
Engine RPM 4800 RPM 4600 RPM
Torque 110 Nm 91 Nm
Torque RPM 2500 RPM 2400 RPM
Fuel Type Diesel Gasoline
Drive Type Front Rear
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Vehicle Weight 910 kg 950 kg
Vehicle Length 4090 mm 4080 mm
Vehicle Width 1650 mm 1560 mm
Vehicle Height 1380 mm 1520 mm
Wheelbase Size 2520 mm 2440 mm


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