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1986 Ford Escort vs. 1985 Oldsmobile Toronado

To start off, 1986 Ford Escort is newer by 1 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1985 Oldsmobile Toronado. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1985 Oldsmobile Toronado would be higher. At 5,030 cc (8 cylinders), 1985 Oldsmobile Toronado is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1985 Oldsmobile Toronado (138 HP @ 3600 RPM) has 79 more horse power than 1986 Ford Escort. (59 HP @ 4800 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 1985 Oldsmobile Toronado should accelerate faster than 1986 Ford Escort. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1985 Oldsmobile Toronado weights approximately 825 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 1985 Oldsmobile Toronado 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 1985 Oldsmobile Toronado. 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, 1985 Oldsmobile Toronado (325 Nm @ 2400 RPM) has 215 more torque (in Nm) than 1986 Ford Escort. (110 Nm @ 2500 RPM). This means 1985 Oldsmobile Toronado will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1986 Ford Escort. 1985 Oldsmobile Toronado 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 Oldsmobile Toronado will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

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1986 Ford Escort 1985 Oldsmobile Toronado
Make Ford Oldsmobile
Model Escort Toronado
Year Released 1986 1985
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1751 cc 5030 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 8 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 59 HP 138 HP
Engine RPM 4800 RPM 3600 RPM
Torque 110 Nm 325 Nm
Torque RPM 2500 RPM 2400 RPM
Fuel Type Diesel Gasoline
Drive Type Front Rear
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Weight 910 kg 1735 kg
Vehicle Length 4090 mm 5230 mm
Vehicle Width 1650 mm 2040 mm
Vehicle Height 1380 mm 1390 mm
Wheelbase Size 2520 mm 2910 mm


 

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