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1986 Ford Escort vs. 1983 Lancia Beta

To start off, 1986 Ford Escort is newer by 3 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1983 Lancia Beta. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1983 Lancia Beta would be higher. At 1,995 cc (4 cylinders), 1983 Lancia Beta is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1983 Lancia Beta (116 HP @ 6000 RPM) has 57 more horse power than 1986 Ford Escort. (59 HP @ 4800 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 1983 Lancia Beta should accelerate faster than 1986 Ford Escort. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1983 Lancia Beta weights approximately 134 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.

Because 1983 Lancia Beta 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 1983 Lancia Beta. 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, 1983 Lancia Beta (165 Nm @ 3500 RPM) has 55 more torque (in Nm) than 1986 Ford Escort. (110 Nm @ 2500 RPM). This means 1983 Lancia Beta will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1986 Ford Escort.

Compare all specifications:

1986 Ford Escort 1983 Lancia Beta
Make Ford Lancia
Model Escort Beta
Year Released 1986 1983
Engine Position Front Middle
Engine Size 1751 cc 1995 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 59 HP 116 HP
Engine RPM 4800 RPM 6000 RPM
Torque 110 Nm 165 Nm
Torque RPM 2500 RPM 3500 RPM
Engine Bore Size 82.5 mm 84 mm
Engine Stroke Size 82 mm 90 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 21.5:1 8.9:1
Fuel Type Diesel Gasoline
Drive Type Front Rear
Number of Seats 5 seats 2 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Weight 910 kg 1044 kg
Vehicle Length 4090 mm 3820 mm
Vehicle Width 1650 mm 1710 mm
Vehicle Height 1380 mm 1200 mm
Wheelbase Size 2520 mm 2310 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 45 L 59 L


 

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