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|
|Engine Size||1751 cc||3800 cc|
|Engine Cylinders||4 cylinders||6 cylinders|
|Horse Power||59 HP||150 HP|
|Torque||110 Nm||270 Nm|
|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|