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1986 Ford Escort vs. 1995 Volkswagen Sharan

To start off, 1995 Volkswagen Sharan is newer by 9 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 2,792 cc (6 cylinders), 1995 Volkswagen Sharan is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1995 Volkswagen Sharan (172 HP @ 5800 RPM) has 113 more horse power than 1986 Ford Escort. (59 HP @ 4800 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 1995 Volkswagen Sharan should accelerate faster than 1986 Ford Escort. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1995 Volkswagen Sharan weights approximately 905 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, 1995 Volkswagen Sharan (235 Nm @ 4200 RPM) has 125 more torque (in Nm) than 1986 Ford Escort. (110 Nm @ 2500 RPM). This means 1995 Volkswagen Sharan will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1986 Ford Escort.

Compare all specifications:

1986 Ford Escort 1995 Volkswagen Sharan
Make Ford Volkswagen
Model Escort Sharan
Year Released 1986 1995
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1751 cc 2792 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 59 HP 172 HP
Engine RPM 4800 RPM 5800 RPM
Torque 110 Nm 235 Nm
Torque RPM 2500 RPM 4200 RPM
Fuel Type Diesel Gasoline
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Doors 5 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 910 kg 1815 kg
Vehicle Length 4090 mm 4630 mm
Vehicle Width 1650 mm 1820 mm
Vehicle Height 1380 mm 1740 mm
Wheelbase Size 2520 mm 2840 mm


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