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1986 Ford Escort vs. 2004 Ford Freestar

To start off, 2004 Ford Freestar 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 3,802 cc (6 cylinders), 2004 Ford Freestar is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2004 Ford Freestar (193 HP @ 6000 RPM) has 134 more horse power than 1986 Ford Escort. (59 HP @ 4800 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2004 Ford Freestar should accelerate faster than 1986 Ford Escort. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2004 Ford Freestar weights approximately 1029 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, 2004 Ford Freestar (325 Nm) has 215 more torque (in Nm) than 1986 Ford Escort. (110 Nm). This means 2004 Ford Freestar will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1986 Ford Escort. 2004 Ford Freestar 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. 2004 Ford Freestar will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

1986 Ford Escort 2004 Ford Freestar
Make Ford Ford
Model Escort Freestar
Year Released 1986 2004
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1751 cc 3802 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Horse Power 59 HP 193 HP
Engine RPM 4800 RPM 6000 RPM
Torque 110 Nm 325 Nm
Engine Bore Size 82.5 mm 97 mm
Engine Stroke Size 82 mm 86 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 21.5:1 9.4:1
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 7 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 910 kg 1939 kg
Vehicle Length 4090 mm 5110 mm
Vehicle Width 1650 mm 1950 mm
Vehicle Height 1380 mm 1750 mm
Wheelbase Size 2520 mm 3200 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 45 L 98 L


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