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1986 Ford Escort vs. 1996 Lada Niva

To start off, 1996 Lada Niva is newer by 10 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, 1996 Lada Niva (79 HP @ 5400 RPM) has 20 more horse power than 1986 Ford Escort. (59 HP @ 4800 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 1996 Lada Niva should accelerate faster than 1986 Ford Escort. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1996 Lada Niva weights approximately 300 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 1996 Lada Niva 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, 1996 Lada Niva 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, 1996 Lada Niva (133 Nm @ 3200 RPM) has 23 more torque (in Nm) than 1986 Ford Escort. (110 Nm @ 2500 RPM). This means 1996 Lada Niva will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1986 Ford Escort.

Compare all specifications:

1986 Ford Escort 1996 Lada Niva
Make Ford Lada
Model Escort Niva
Year Released 1986 1996
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1751 cc 1690 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 59 HP 79 HP
Engine RPM 4800 RPM 5400 RPM
Torque 110 Nm 133 Nm
Torque RPM 2500 RPM 3200 RPM
Fuel Type Diesel Gasoline
Top Speed 151 km/hour 132 km/hour
Drive Type Front 4WD
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 4 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 3 doors
Vehicle Weight 910 kg 1210 kg
Vehicle Length 4090 mm 3730 mm
Vehicle Width 1650 mm 1690 mm
Vehicle Height 1380 mm 1650 mm
Wheelbase Size 2520 mm 2210 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 45 L 42 L


 

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