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1986 Ford Escort vs. 2002 Toyota Solara

To start off, 2002 Toyota Solara is newer by 16 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 2,438 cc (4 cylinders), 2002 Toyota Solara is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2002 Toyota Solara (162 HP @ 5200 RPM) has 103 more horse power than 1986 Ford Escort. (59 HP @ 4800 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2002 Toyota Solara should accelerate faster than 1986 Ford Escort. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2002 Toyota Solara weights approximately 485 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, 2002 Toyota Solara (224 Nm @ 4000 RPM) has 114 more torque (in Nm) than 1986 Ford Escort. (110 Nm @ 2500 RPM). This means 2002 Toyota Solara will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1986 Ford Escort.

Compare all specifications:

1986 Ford Escort 2002 Toyota Solara
Make Ford Toyota
Model Escort Solara
Year Released 1986 2002
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1751 cc 2438 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 59 HP 162 HP
Engine RPM 4800 RPM 5200 RPM
Torque 110 Nm 224 Nm
Torque RPM 2500 RPM 4000 RPM
Engine Bore Size 82.5 mm 88.5 mm
Engine Stroke Size 82 mm 96 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 21.5:1 9.6:1
Fuel Type Diesel Gasoline
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Doors 5 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Weight 910 kg 1395 kg
Vehicle Length 4090 mm 4830 mm
Vehicle Width 1650 mm 1810 mm
Vehicle Height 1380 mm 1410 mm
Wheelbase Size 2520 mm 2680 mm


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