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1986 Ford Escort vs. 1975 Seat 124

To start off, 1986 Ford Escort is newer by 11 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1975 Seat 124. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1975 Seat 124 would be higher. At 1,751 cc (4 cylinders), 1986 Ford Escort is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1975 Seat 124 (74 HP @ 5400 RPM) has 15 more horse power than 1986 Ford Escort. (59 HP @ 4800 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 1975 Seat 124 should accelerate faster than 1986 Ford Escort. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1975 Seat 124 weights approximately 44 kg more than 1986 Ford Escort. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Let's talk about torque, 1975 Seat 124 (113 Nm @ 3400 RPM) has 3 more torque (in Nm) than 1986 Ford Escort. (110 Nm @ 2500 RPM). This means 1975 Seat 124 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1986 Ford Escort.

Compare all specifications:

1986 Ford Escort 1975 Seat 124
Make Ford Seat
Model Escort 124
Year Released 1986 1975
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1751 cc 1438 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 59 HP 74 HP
Engine RPM 4800 RPM 5400 RPM
Torque 110 Nm 113 Nm
Torque RPM 2500 RPM 3400 RPM
Fuel Type Diesel Gasoline
Vehicle Weight 910 kg 954 kg
Vehicle Length 4090 mm 4070 mm
Vehicle Width 1650 mm 1620 mm
Vehicle Height 1380 mm 1430 mm
Wheelbase Size 2520 mm 2430 mm


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