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1986 Ford Escort vs. 1985 Mitsubishi Colt

To start off, 1986 Ford Escort is newer by 1 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1985 Mitsubishi Colt. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1985 Mitsubishi Colt would be higher. At 1,751 cc (4 cylinders), 1986 Ford Escort is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1985 Mitsubishi Colt (70 HP @ 5600 RPM) has 11 more horse power than 1986 Ford Escort. (59 HP @ 4800 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 1985 Mitsubishi Colt should accelerate faster than 1986 Ford Escort. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1985 Mitsubishi Colt weights approximately 10 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.

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, 1986 Ford Escort (110 Nm @ 2500 RPM) has 7 more torque (in Nm) than 1985 Mitsubishi Colt. (103 Nm @ 4400 RPM). This means 1986 Ford Escort will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1985 Mitsubishi Colt.

Compare all specifications:

1986 Ford Escort 1985 Mitsubishi Colt
Make Ford Mitsubishi
Model Escort Colt
Year Released 1986 1985
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1751 cc 1439 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 59 HP 70 HP
Engine RPM 4800 RPM 5600 RPM
Torque 110 Nm 103 Nm
Torque RPM 2500 RPM 4400 RPM
Fuel Type Diesel Gasoline
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Vehicle Weight 910 kg 920 kg
Vehicle Length 4090 mm 4120 mm
Vehicle Width 1650 mm 1600 mm
Vehicle Height 1380 mm 1360 mm
Wheelbase Size 2520 mm 2390 mm


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