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1986 Ford Escort vs. 1985 Buick Century

To start off, 1986 Ford Escort is newer by 1 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1985 Buick Century. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1985 Buick Century would be higher. At 3,800 cc (6 cylinders), 1985 Buick Century is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1985 Buick Century (150 HP) has 91 more horse power than 1986 Ford Escort. (59 HP) In normal driving conditions, 1985 Buick Century should accelerate faster than 1986 Ford Escort.

Both vehicles are front wheel drive (FWD). Which offers better traction when its slippery than rear wheel drive vehicles. 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, 1985 Buick Century (270 Nm) has 160 more torque (in Nm) than 1986 Ford Escort. (110 Nm). This means 1985 Buick Century will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1986 Ford Escort. 1985 Buick Century has automatic transmission and 1986 Ford Escort has manual transmission. 1986 Ford Escort will offer better control over acceleration and deceleration in addition to better fuel efficiency overall. 1985 Buick Century will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

1986 Ford Escort 1985 Buick Century
Make Ford Buick
Model Escort Century
Year Released 1986 1985
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1751 cc 3800 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Horse Power 59 HP 150 HP
Torque 110 Nm 270 Nm
Fuel Type Diesel Gasoline
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Length 4090 mm 4803 mm
Vehicle Width 1650 mm 1763 mm
Vehicle Height 1380 mm 1364 mm
Wheelbase Size 2520 mm 2662 mm


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