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1986 Ford Escort vs. 1984 Ford GT

To start off, 1986 Ford Escort is newer by 2 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1984 Ford GT. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1984 Ford GT would be higher. At 2,299 cc (4 cylinders), 1984 Ford GT is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1984 Ford GT (130 HP @ 5500 RPM) has 71 more horse power than 1986 Ford Escort. (59 HP @ 4800 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 1984 Ford GT should accelerate faster than 1986 Ford Escort. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1984 Ford GT weights approximately 220 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 1984 Ford GT 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 1984 Ford GT. 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, 1984 Ford GT (203 Nm @ 3500 RPM) has 93 more torque (in Nm) than 1986 Ford Escort. (110 Nm @ 2500 RPM). This means 1984 Ford GT will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1986 Ford Escort.

Compare all specifications:

1986 Ford Escort 1984 Ford GT
Make Ford Ford
Model Escort GT
Year Released 1986 1984
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1751 cc 2299 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 59 HP 130 HP
Engine RPM 4800 RPM 5500 RPM
Torque 110 Nm 203 Nm
Torque RPM 2500 RPM 3500 RPM
Fuel Type Diesel Gasoline
Drive Type Front Rear
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 2 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Weight 910 kg 1130 kg
Vehicle Length 4090 mm 4360 mm
Vehicle Width 1650 mm 1710 mm
Vehicle Height 1380 mm 1330 mm
Wheelbase Size 2520 mm 2590 mm


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