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1986 Ford Escort vs. 2004 Nissan Armada

To start off, 2004 Nissan Armada 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 5,555 cc (8 cylinders), 2004 Nissan Armada is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2004 Nissan Armada (305 HP @ 3600 RPM) has 246 more horse power than 1986 Ford Escort. (59 HP @ 4800 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2004 Nissan Armada should accelerate faster than 1986 Ford Escort. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2004 Nissan Armada weights approximately 1489 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 Nissan Armada 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 Nissan Armada 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 Nissan Armada (522 Nm) has 412 more torque (in Nm) than 1986 Ford Escort. (110 Nm). This means 2004 Nissan Armada will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1986 Ford Escort.

Compare all specifications:

1986 Ford Escort 2004 Nissan Armada
Make Ford Nissan
Model Escort Armada
Year Released 1986 2004
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1751 cc 5555 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 8 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Horse Power 59 HP 305 HP
Engine RPM 4800 RPM 3600 RPM
Torque 110 Nm 522 Nm
Engine Bore Size 82.5 mm 98 mm
Engine Stroke Size 82 mm 92 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 21.5:1 9.8:1
Drive Type Front 4WD
Number of Seats 5 seats 8 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 910 kg 2399 kg
Vehicle Length 4090 mm 5260 mm
Vehicle Width 1650 mm 2010 mm
Vehicle Height 1380 mm 2010 mm
Wheelbase Size 2520 mm 3160 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 45 L 106 L


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