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1986 Ford Escort vs. 1969 Peugeot 204

To start off, 1986 Ford Escort is newer by 17 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1969 Peugeot 204. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1969 Peugeot 204 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 12 more horse power than 1969 Peugeot 204. (47 HP @ 5600 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1986 Ford Escort should accelerate faster than 1969 Peugeot 204. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1986 Ford Escort weights approximately 30 kg more than 1969 Peugeot 204. 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, 1986 Ford Escort (110 Nm @ 2500 RPM) has 26 more torque (in Nm) than 1969 Peugeot 204. (84 Nm @ 3000 RPM). This means 1986 Ford Escort will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1969 Peugeot 204.

Compare all specifications:

1986 Ford Escort 1969 Peugeot 204
Make Ford Peugeot
Model Escort 204
Year Released 1986 1969
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1751 cc 1130 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 59 HP 47 HP
Engine RPM 4800 RPM 5600 RPM
Torque 110 Nm 84 Nm
Torque RPM 2500 RPM 3000 RPM
Engine Bore Size 82.5 mm 76 mm
Engine Stroke Size 82 mm 64 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 21.5:1 8.8:1
Fuel Type Diesel Gasoline
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 910 kg 880 kg
Vehicle Length 4090 mm 4000 mm
Vehicle Width 1650 mm 1570 mm
Vehicle Height 1380 mm 1410 mm
Wheelbase Size 2520 mm 2610 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 45 L 42 L


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