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1986 Ford Escort vs. 1994 Peugeot 306

To start off, 1994 Peugeot 306 is newer by 8 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 1,761 cc (4 cylinders), 1994 Peugeot 306 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1994 Peugeot 306 (102 HP @ 6000 RPM) has 43 more horse power than 1986 Ford Escort. (59 HP @ 4800 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 1994 Peugeot 306 should accelerate faster than 1986 Ford Escort. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1994 Peugeot 306 weights approximately 310 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, 1994 Peugeot 306 (153 Nm @ 3000 RPM) has 43 more torque (in Nm) than 1986 Ford Escort. (110 Nm @ 2500 RPM). This means 1994 Peugeot 306 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1986 Ford Escort.

Compare all specifications:

1986 Ford Escort 1994 Peugeot 306
Make Ford Peugeot
Model Escort 306
Year Released 1986 1994
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1751 cc 1761 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 59 HP 102 HP
Engine RPM 4800 RPM 6000 RPM
Torque 110 Nm 153 Nm
Torque RPM 2500 RPM 3000 RPM
Fuel Type Diesel Gasoline
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Doors 5 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 910 kg 1220 kg
Vehicle Length 4090 mm 4150 mm
Vehicle Width 1650 mm 1700 mm
Vehicle Height 1380 mm 1360 mm
Wheelbase Size 2520 mm 2550 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 45 L 45 L


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