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1986 Ford Escort vs. 1997 Opel Omega

To start off, 1997 Opel Omega is newer by 11 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), 1997 Opel Omega is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1997 Opel Omega (114 HP @ 5400 RPM) has 55 more horse power than 1986 Ford Escort. (59 HP @ 4800 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 1997 Opel Omega should accelerate faster than 1986 Ford Escort. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1997 Opel Omega weights approximately 520 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 1997 Opel Omega is rear wheel drive (RWD), it offers better handling in dry conditions; in addition, if you are looking to drift, it will be much easier to do with 1997 Opel Omega. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 1986 Ford Escort, being front wheel drive (FWD), will offer much better control with better grip. 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, 1997 Opel Omega (178 Nm @ 2800 RPM) has 68 more torque (in Nm) than 1986 Ford Escort. (110 Nm @ 2500 RPM). This means 1997 Opel Omega will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1986 Ford Escort.

Compare all specifications:

1986 Ford Escort 1997 Opel Omega
Make Ford Opel
Model Escort Omega
Year Released 1986 1997
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 114 HP
Engine RPM 4800 RPM 5400 RPM
Torque 110 Nm 178 Nm
Torque RPM 2500 RPM 2800 RPM
Engine Bore Size 82.5 mm 86 mm
Engine Stroke Size 82 mm 86 mm
Fuel Type Diesel Gasoline
Drive Type Front Rear
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 910 kg 1430 kg
Vehicle Length 4090 mm 4790 mm
Vehicle Width 1650 mm 1790 mm
Vehicle Height 1380 mm 1460 mm
Wheelbase Size 2520 mm 2740 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 45 L 60 L


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