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1986 Ford Escort vs. 2004 Seat Cordoba

To start off, 2004 Seat Cordoba 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 1,751 cc (4 cylinders), 1986 Ford Escort is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2004 Seat Cordoba (99 HP @ 6000 RPM) has 40 more horse power than 1986 Ford Escort. (59 HP @ 4800 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2004 Seat Cordoba should accelerate faster than 1986 Ford Escort. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2004 Seat Cordoba weights approximately 180 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 Seat Cordoba (126 Nm @ 4400 RPM) has 16 more torque (in Nm) than 1986 Ford Escort. (110 Nm @ 2500 RPM). This means 2004 Seat Cordoba will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1986 Ford Escort.

Compare all specifications:

1986 Ford Escort 2004 Seat Cordoba
Make Ford Seat
Model Escort Cordoba
Year Released 1986 2004
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1751 cc 1390 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 59 HP 99 HP
Engine RPM 4800 RPM 6000 RPM
Torque 110 Nm 126 Nm
Torque RPM 2500 RPM 4400 RPM
Engine Bore Size 82.5 mm 76.5 mm
Engine Stroke Size 82 mm 75.6 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 21.5:1 10.5:1
Fuel Type Diesel Gasoline - Premium
Top Speed 151 km/hour 193 km/hour
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 910 kg 1090 kg
Vehicle Length 4090 mm 4290 mm
Vehicle Width 1650 mm 1700 mm
Vehicle Height 1380 mm 1450 mm
Wheelbase Size 2520 mm 2520 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 45 L 45 L


 

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