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1986 Ford Escort vs. 1989 Holden Apollo

To start off, 1989 Holden Apollo is newer by 3 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1986 Ford Escort. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1986 Ford Escort would be higher. At 1,998 cc (4 cylinders), 1989 Holden Apollo is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1989 Holden Apollo (118 HP @ 5200 RPM) has 59 more horse power than 1986 Ford Escort. (59 HP @ 4800 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 1989 Holden Apollo should accelerate faster than 1986 Ford Escort. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1989 Holden Apollo weights approximately 295 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, 1989 Holden Apollo (171 Nm @ 4400 RPM) has 61 more torque (in Nm) than 1986 Ford Escort. (110 Nm @ 2500 RPM). This means 1989 Holden Apollo will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1986 Ford Escort.

Compare all specifications:

1986 Ford Escort 1989 Holden Apollo
Make Ford Holden
Model Escort Apollo
Year Released 1986 1989
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1751 cc 1998 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 59 HP 118 HP
Engine RPM 4800 RPM 5200 RPM
Torque 110 Nm 171 Nm
Torque RPM 2500 RPM 4400 RPM
Fuel Type Diesel Gasoline
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Vehicle Weight 910 kg 1205 kg
Vehicle Length 4090 mm 4510 mm
Vehicle Width 1650 mm 1720 mm
Vehicle Height 1380 mm 1410 mm
Wheelbase Size 2520 mm 2610 mm


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