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1986 Ford Escort vs. 1982 Kia Brisa

To start off, 1986 Ford Escort is newer by 4 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1982 Kia Brisa. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1982 Kia Brisa 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 6 more horse power than 1982 Kia Brisa. (53 HP @ 6000 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1986 Ford Escort should accelerate faster than 1982 Kia Brisa. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1986 Ford Escort weights approximately 120 kg more than 1982 Kia Brisa. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 1982 Kia Brisa 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 1982 Kia Brisa. 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 42 more torque (in Nm) than 1982 Kia Brisa. (68 Nm @ 3500 RPM). This means 1986 Ford Escort will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1982 Kia Brisa.

Compare all specifications:

1986 Ford Escort 1982 Kia Brisa
Make Ford Kia
Model Escort Brisa
Year Released 1986 1982
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1751 cc 985 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 59 HP 53 HP
Engine RPM 4800 RPM 6000 RPM
Torque 110 Nm 68 Nm
Torque RPM 2500 RPM 3500 RPM
Fuel Type Diesel Gasoline
Drive Type Front Rear
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Vehicle Weight 910 kg 790 kg
Vehicle Length 4090 mm 3860 mm
Vehicle Width 1650 mm 1550 mm
Vehicle Height 1380 mm 1400 mm
Wheelbase Size 2520 mm 2270 mm


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