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1986 Ford Escort vs. 1963 Morgan 4

To start off, 1986 Ford Escort is newer by 23 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1963 Morgan 4. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1963 Morgan 4 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 4 more horse power than 1963 Morgan 4. (55 HP @ 5000 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1986 Ford Escort should accelerate faster than 1963 Morgan 4. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1986 Ford Escort weights approximately 250 kg more than 1963 Morgan 4. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 1963 Morgan 4 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 1963 Morgan 4. 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.

Compare all specifications:

1986 Ford Escort 1963 Morgan 4
Make Ford Morgan
Model Escort 4
Year Released 1986 1963
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1751 cc 1340 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 59 HP 55 HP
Engine RPM 4800 RPM 5000 RPM
Fuel Type Diesel Gasoline
Drive Type Front Rear
Vehicle Weight 910 kg 660 kg
Vehicle Length 4090 mm 3670 mm
Vehicle Width 1650 mm 1430 mm
Vehicle Height 1380 mm 1300 mm
Wheelbase Size 2520 mm 2450 mm


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