1986 Ford Escort vs. 1999 Peugeot 504
To start off, 1999 Peugeot 504 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 1,971 cc (4 cylinders), 1999 Peugeot 504 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1999 Peugeot 504 (100 HP @ 5000 RPM) has 41 more horse power than 1986 Ford Escort. (59 HP @ 4800 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 1999 Peugeot 504 should accelerate faster than 1986 Ford Escort. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1999 Peugeot 504 weights approximately 260 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 1999 Peugeot 504 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 1999 Peugeot 504. 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.
Compare all specifications:
|1986 Ford Escort||1999 Peugeot 504|
|Engine Size||1751 cc||1971 cc|
|Engine Cylinders||4 cylinders||4 cylinders|
|Horse Power||59 HP||100 HP|
|Engine RPM||4800 RPM||5000 RPM|
|Number of Seats||5 seats||5 seats|
|Vehicle Weight||910 kg||1170 kg|
|Vehicle Length||4090 mm||4610 mm|
|Vehicle Width||1650 mm||1700 mm|
|Vehicle Height||1380 mm||1470 mm|
|Wheelbase Size||2520 mm||2750 mm|