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1986 Ford Escort vs. 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee

To start off, 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee 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 3,966 cc (6 cylinders), 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee (195 HP @ 3800 RPM) has 136 more horse power than 1986 Ford Escort. (59 HP @ 4800 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee should accelerate faster than 1986 Ford Escort. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee weights approximately 890 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.

Let's talk about torque, 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee (312 Nm @ 3000 RPM) has 202 more torque (in Nm) than 1986 Ford Escort. (110 Nm @ 2500 RPM). This means 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1986 Ford Escort.

Compare all specifications:

1986 Ford Escort 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee
Make Ford Jeep
Model Escort Grand Cherokee
Year Released 1986 2004
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1751 cc 3966 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 59 HP 195 HP
Engine RPM 4800 RPM 3800 RPM
Torque 110 Nm 312 Nm
Torque RPM 2500 RPM 3000 RPM
Engine Compression Ratio 21.5:1 8.8:1
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 910 kg 1800 kg
Vehicle Length 4090 mm 4610 mm
Vehicle Width 1650 mm 1840 mm
Vehicle Height 1380 mm 1770 mm
Wheelbase Size 2520 mm 2700 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 45 L 78 L


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