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1986 Ford Escort vs. 1986 Ford Orion

To start off, both 1986 Ford Escort and 1986 Ford Orion were released in the same year (1986). Therefore the support and the availability on parts for both vehicles should be relatively similar. Both 1986 Ford Escort and 1986 Ford Orion are equipped with a 1,751 cc engine. In terms of performance, both vehicles can yield 59 horse power. So under normal driving conditions, the acceleration of both vehicles should be relatively similar. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1986 Ford Orion weights approximately 50 kg more 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, both vehicles can yield 110 Nm of torque. So under normal driving conditions, the ability to climb up hills and pull heavy equipment should be relatively similar for both vehicles.

Compare all specifications:

1986 Ford Escort 1986 Ford Orion
Make Ford Ford
Model Escort Orion
Year Released 1986 1986
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1751 cc 1751 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 59 HP 59 HP
Engine RPM 4800 RPM 4800 RPM
Torque 110 Nm 110 Nm
Torque RPM 2500 RPM 2500 RPM
Engine Bore Size 82.5 mm 82.5 mm
Engine Stroke Size 82 mm 82 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 21.5:1 21.5:1
Top Speed 151 km/hour 151 km/hour
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 910 kg 960 kg
Vehicle Length 4090 mm 4230 mm
Vehicle Width 1650 mm 1690 mm
Vehicle Height 1380 mm 1350 mm
Wheelbase Size 2520 mm 2330 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 45 L 116 L


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