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1986 Ford Escort vs. 2004 Ford F-250

To start off, 2004 Ford F-250 is newer by 18 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 5,408 cc (8 cylinders), 2004 Ford F-250 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2004 Ford F-250 (296 HP @ 5000 RPM) has 237 more horse power than 1986 Ford Escort. (59 HP @ 4800 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2004 Ford F-250 should accelerate faster than 1986 Ford Escort. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2004 Ford F-250 weights approximately 1730 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 2004 Ford F-250 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, 2004 Ford F-250 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, 2004 Ford F-250 (495 Nm @ 3750 RPM) has 385 more torque (in Nm) than 1986 Ford Escort. (110 Nm @ 2500 RPM). This means 2004 Ford F-250 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1986 Ford Escort.

Compare all specifications:

1986 Ford Escort 2004 Ford F-250
Make Ford Ford
Model Escort F-250
Year Released 1986 2004
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1751 cc 5408 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 8 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Horse Power 59 HP 296 HP
Engine RPM 4800 RPM 5000 RPM
Torque 110 Nm 495 Nm
Torque RPM 2500 RPM 3750 RPM
Engine Bore Size 82.5 mm 90.1 mm
Engine Stroke Size 82 mm 106 mm
Fuel Type Diesel Gasoline
Drive Type Front 4WD
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 3 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Weight 910 kg 2640 kg
Vehicle Length 4090 mm 5760 mm
Vehicle Width 1650 mm 2040 mm
Vehicle Height 1380 mm 1950 mm
Wheelbase Size 2520 mm 3490 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 45 L 144 L


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