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1986 Ford Escort vs. 1990 Nissan Micra

To start off, 1990 Nissan Micra is newer by 4 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 1,751 cc (4 cylinders), 1986 Ford Escort is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1986 Ford Escort (59 HP @ 4800 RPM) has 10 more horse power than 1990 Nissan Micra. (49 HP @ 6000 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1986 Ford Escort should accelerate faster than 1990 Nissan Micra. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1986 Ford Escort weights approximately 244 kg more than 1990 Nissan Micra. 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 37 more torque (in Nm) than 1990 Nissan Micra. (73 Nm @ 3600 RPM). This means 1986 Ford Escort will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1990 Nissan Micra.

Compare all specifications:

1986 Ford Escort 1990 Nissan Micra
Make Ford Nissan
Model Escort Micra
Year Released 1986 1990
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1751 cc 988 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 59 HP 49 HP
Engine RPM 4800 RPM 6000 RPM
Torque 110 Nm 73 Nm
Torque RPM 2500 RPM 3600 RPM
Fuel Type Diesel Gasoline
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Vehicle Weight 910 kg 666 kg
Vehicle Length 4090 mm 3770 mm
Vehicle Width 1650 mm 1570 mm
Vehicle Height 1380 mm 1400 mm
Wheelbase Size 2520 mm 2310 mm


 

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