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1986 Ford Escort vs. 1986 Renault 21

To start off, both 1986 Ford Escort and 1986 Renault 21 were released in the same year (1986). Therefore the support and the availability on parts for both vehicles should be relatively similar. At 1,995 cc (4 cylinders), 1986 Renault 21 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1986 Renault 21 (175 HP @ 5200 RPM) has 116 more horse power than 1986 Ford Escort. (59 HP @ 4800 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 1986 Renault 21 should accelerate faster than 1986 Ford Escort. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1986 Renault 21 weights approximately 435 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 1986 Renault 21 is four wheel drive (4WD), it will have significant more traction and grip than 1986 Ford Escort. In wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 1986 Renault 21 will offer significantly more control. 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 Renault 21 (275 Nm @ 3000 RPM) has 165 more torque (in Nm) than 1986 Ford Escort. (110 Nm @ 2500 RPM). This means 1986 Renault 21 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1986 Ford Escort.

Compare all specifications:

1986 Ford Escort 1986 Renault 21
Make Ford Renault
Model Escort 21
Year Released 1986 1986
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1751 cc 1995 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 59 HP 175 HP
Engine RPM 4800 RPM 5200 RPM
Torque 110 Nm 275 Nm
Torque RPM 2500 RPM 3000 RPM
Engine Bore Size 82.5 mm 88 mm
Engine Stroke Size 82 mm 82 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 21.5:1 8.0:1
Fuel Type Diesel Gasoline
Drive Type Front 4WD
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 910 kg 1345 kg
Vehicle Length 4090 mm 4540 mm
Vehicle Width 1650 mm 1730 mm
Vehicle Height 1380 mm 1430 mm
Wheelbase Size 2520 mm 2670 mm


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