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1986 Ford Escort vs. 1971 Mazda 1000

To start off, 1986 Ford Escort is newer by 15 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1971 Mazda 1000. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1971 Mazda 1000 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 10 more horse power than 1971 Mazda 1000. (49 HP @ 6000 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1986 Ford Escort should accelerate faster than 1971 Mazda 1000. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1986 Ford Escort weights approximately 200 kg more than 1971 Mazda 1000. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 1971 Mazda 1000 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 1971 Mazda 1000. 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 33 more torque (in Nm) than 1971 Mazda 1000. (77 Nm @ 3500 RPM). This means 1986 Ford Escort will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1971 Mazda 1000.

Compare all specifications:

1986 Ford Escort 1971 Mazda 1000
Make Ford Mazda
Model Escort 1000
Year Released 1986 1971
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1751 cc 987 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 59 HP 49 HP
Engine RPM 4800 RPM 6000 RPM
Torque 110 Nm 77 Nm
Torque RPM 2500 RPM 3500 RPM
Fuel Type Diesel Gasoline
Drive Type Front Rear
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Vehicle Weight 910 kg 710 kg
Vehicle Length 4090 mm 3800 mm
Vehicle Width 1650 mm 1490 mm
Vehicle Height 1380 mm 1400 mm
Wheelbase Size 2520 mm 2270 mm


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