1986 Ford Escort vs. 1970 Renault 4
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 4. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1970 Renault 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 26 more horse power than 1970 Renault 4. (33 HP @ 4500 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1986 Ford Escort should accelerate faster than 1970 Renault 4. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1986 Ford Escort weights approximately 260 kg more than 1970 Renault 4. 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.
Compare all specifications:
|1986 Ford Escort||1970 Renault 4|
|Engine Size||1751 cc||747 cc|
|Engine Cylinders||4 cylinders||4 cylinders|
|Horse Power||59 HP||33 HP|
|Engine RPM||4800 RPM||4500 RPM|
|Number of Seats||5 seats||5 seats|
|Vehicle Weight||910 kg||650 kg|
|Vehicle Length||4090 mm||3670 mm|
|Vehicle Width||1650 mm||1490 mm|
|Vehicle Height||1380 mm||1560 mm|
|Wheelbase Size||2520 mm||2410 mm|