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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
Make Ford Nissan
Model Escort Terrano II
Year Released 1986 1998
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1751 cc 2389 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 59 HP 116 HP
Engine RPM 4800 RPM 5200 RPM
Torque 110 Nm 197 Nm
Torque RPM 2500 RPM 4000 RPM
Fuel Type Diesel Gasoline
Drive Type Front 4WD
Transmission Type Manual Manual
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


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