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1986 Ford Escort vs. 1970 Renault 10

To start off, 1986 Ford Escort is newer by 16 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1970 Renault 10. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1970 Renault 10 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 1970 Renault 10. (47 HP @ 4800 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1986 Ford Escort should accelerate faster than 1970 Renault 10. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1986 Ford Escort weights approximately 120 kg more than 1970 Renault 10. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 1970 Renault 10 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 1970 Renault 10. 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 15 more torque (in Nm) than 1970 Renault 10. (95 Nm @ 2500 RPM). This means 1986 Ford Escort will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1970 Renault 10.

Compare all specifications:

1986 Ford Escort 1970 Renault 10
Make Ford Renault
Model Escort 10
Year Released 1986 1970
Engine Position Front Rear
Engine Size 1751 cc 1289 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 59 HP 47 HP
Engine RPM 4800 RPM 4800 RPM
Torque 110 Nm 95 Nm
Torque RPM 2500 RPM 2500 RPM
Engine Bore Size 82.5 mm 73 mm
Engine Stroke Size 82 mm 77 mm
Fuel Type Diesel Gasoline
Drive Type Front Rear
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 910 kg 790 kg
Vehicle Length 4090 mm 4200 mm
Vehicle Width 1650 mm 1530 mm
Vehicle Height 1380 mm 1410 mm
Wheelbase Size 2520 mm 2280 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 45 L 38 L


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