1986 Ford Escort vs. 1998 Nissan Terrano II
To start off, 1998 Nissan Terrano II is newer by 12 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 2,389 cc (4 cylinders), 1998 Nissan Terrano II is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1998 Nissan Terrano II (116 HP @ 5200 RPM) has 57 more horse power than 1986 Ford Escort. (59 HP @ 4800 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 1998 Nissan Terrano II should accelerate faster than 1986 Ford Escort. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1998 Nissan Terrano II weights approximately 715 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 1998 Nissan Terrano II 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, 1998 Nissan Terrano II 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, 1998 Nissan Terrano II (197 Nm @ 4000 RPM) has 87 more torque (in Nm) than 1986 Ford Escort. (110 Nm @ 2500 RPM). This means 1998 Nissan Terrano II will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1986 Ford Escort.
Compare all specifications:
|1986 Ford Escort||1998 Nissan Terrano II|
|Engine Size||1751 cc||2389 cc|
|Engine Cylinders||4 cylinders||4 cylinders|
|Horse Power||59 HP||116 HP|
|Engine RPM||4800 RPM||5200 RPM|
|Torque||110 Nm||197 Nm|
|Torque RPM||2500 RPM||4000 RPM|
|Vehicle Weight||910 kg||1625 kg|
|Vehicle Length||4090 mm||4150 mm|
|Vehicle Width||1650 mm||1750 mm|
|Vehicle Height||1380 mm||1810 mm|
|Wheelbase Size||2520 mm||2470 mm|