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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
Make Ford Renault
Model Escort 4
Year Released 1986 1970
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1751 cc 747 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 59 HP 33 HP
Engine RPM 4800 RPM 4500 RPM
Fuel Type Diesel Gasoline
Drive Type Front Front
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


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