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1986 Ford Escort vs. 1999 Kia Sephia

To start off, 1999 Kia Sephia is newer by 13 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, 1999 Kia Sephia (100 HP @ 5500 RPM) has 41 more horse power than 1986 Ford Escort. (59 HP @ 4800 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 1999 Kia Sephia should accelerate faster than 1986 Ford Escort. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1999 Kia Sephia weights approximately 185 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, 1999 Kia Sephia (148 Nm @ 4500 RPM) has 38 more torque (in Nm) than 1986 Ford Escort. (110 Nm @ 2500 RPM). This means 1999 Kia Sephia will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1986 Ford Escort.

Compare all specifications:

1986 Ford Escort 1999 Kia Sephia
Make Ford Kia
Model Escort Sephia
Year Released 1986 1999
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1751 cc 1594 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 59 HP 100 HP
Engine RPM 4800 RPM 5500 RPM
Torque 110 Nm 148 Nm
Torque RPM 2500 RPM 4500 RPM
Engine Bore Size 82.5 mm 78 mm
Engine Stroke Size 82 mm 83.3 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 21.5:1 9.5:1
Fuel Type Diesel Gasoline
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 4 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 910 kg 1095 kg
Vehicle Length 4090 mm 4520 mm
Vehicle Width 1650 mm 1730 mm
Vehicle Height 1380 mm 1420 mm
Wheelbase Size 2520 mm 2570 mm


 

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