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1986 Ford Escort vs. 2004 Ford Transit Connect

To start off, 2004 Ford Transit Connect 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 1,752 cc (4 cylinders), 2004 Ford Transit Connect is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2004 Ford Transit Connect (89 HP @ 4000 RPM) has 30 more horse power than 1986 Ford Escort. (59 HP @ 4800 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2004 Ford Transit Connect should accelerate faster than 1986 Ford Escort. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2004 Ford Transit Connect weights approximately 410 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 Transit Connect (220 Nm @ 1700 RPM) has 110 more torque (in Nm) than 1986 Ford Escort. (110 Nm @ 2500 RPM). This means 2004 Ford Transit Connect 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 Transit Connect
Make Ford Ford
Model Escort Transit Connect
Year Released 1986 2004
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1751 cc 1752 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 59 HP 89 HP
Engine RPM 4800 RPM 4000 RPM
Torque 110 Nm 220 Nm
Torque RPM 2500 RPM 1700 RPM
Engine Bore Size 82.5 mm 82.5 mm
Engine Stroke Size 82 mm 82 mm
Fuel Type Diesel Diesel
Drive Type Front Front
Vehicle Weight 910 kg 1320 kg
Vehicle Length 4090 mm 4280 mm
Vehicle Width 1650 mm 1800 mm
Vehicle Height 1380 mm 1820 mm
Wheelbase Size 2520 mm 2670 mm


 

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