• Cart

1986 Ford Escort vs. 2003 Suzuki Jimny

To start off, 2003 Suzuki Jimny is newer by 17 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, 2003 Suzuki Jimny (76 HP @ 6000 RPM) has 17 more horse power than 1986 Ford Escort. (59 HP @ 4800 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2003 Suzuki Jimny should accelerate faster than 1986 Ford Escort. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2003 Suzuki Jimny weights approximately 116 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 2003 Suzuki Jimny 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, 2003 Suzuki Jimny 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, 1986 Ford Escort (110 Nm @ 2500 RPM) has 4 more torque (in Nm) than 2003 Suzuki Jimny. (106 Nm @ 4500 RPM). This means 1986 Ford Escort will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2003 Suzuki Jimny. 2003 Suzuki Jimny has automatic transmission and 1986 Ford Escort has manual transmission. 1986 Ford Escort will offer better control over acceleration and deceleration in addition to better fuel efficiency overall. 2003 Suzuki Jimny will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

1986 Ford Escort 2003 Suzuki Jimny
Make Ford Suzuki
Model Escort Jimny
Year Released 1986 2003
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1751 cc 1298 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 59 HP 76 HP
Engine RPM 4800 RPM 6000 RPM
Torque 110 Nm 106 Nm
Torque RPM 2500 RPM 4500 RPM
Engine Bore Size 82.5 mm 74 mm
Engine Stroke Size 82 mm 75.5 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 21.5:1 9.5:1
Fuel Type Diesel Gasoline
Drive Type Front 4WD
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 4 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 3 doors
Vehicle Weight 910 kg 1026 kg
Vehicle Length 4090 mm 3630 mm
Vehicle Width 1650 mm 1650 mm
Vehicle Height 1380 mm 1710 mm
Wheelbase Size 2520 mm 2260 mm


More Comparisons


Replacing Your Front Disc Brakes Made Simple: The Definitive DIY Guide
Replace the front disc brakes of your vehicle and save money on labour cost. Read this guide to learn how. [read more]
What to look for when buying a used/second hand car.
Diligence through every step of the buying process will help you find a reliable used car and avoid any unpleasant surprises. [read more]
Step-by-Step Guide on How to Perform an Oil Change on Your Car
One of the most effective ways of saving money on car maintenance is to change the oil yourself. [read more]