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1986 Ford Escort vs. 2005 Lexus RX

To start off, 2005 Lexus RX is newer by 19 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 3,310 cc (6 cylinders), 2005 Lexus RX is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2005 Lexus RX (230 HP @ 5600 RPM) has 171 more horse power than 1986 Ford Escort. (59 HP @ 4800 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2005 Lexus RX should accelerate faster than 1986 Ford Escort. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2005 Lexus RX weights approximately 934 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 2005 Lexus RX 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, 2005 Lexus RX 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, 2005 Lexus RX (328 Nm) has 218 more torque (in Nm) than 1986 Ford Escort. (110 Nm). This means 2005 Lexus RX will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1986 Ford Escort.

Compare all specifications:

1986 Ford Escort 2005 Lexus RX
Make Ford Lexus
Model Escort RX
Year Released 1986 2005
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1751 cc 3310 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Horse Power 59 HP 230 HP
Engine RPM 4800 RPM 5600 RPM
Torque 110 Nm 328 Nm
Engine Bore Size 82.5 mm 92 mm
Engine Stroke Size 82 mm 83 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 21.5:1 10.8:1
Drive Type Front 4WD
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 910 kg 1844 kg
Vehicle Length 4090 mm 4740 mm
Vehicle Width 1650 mm 1850 mm
Vehicle Height 1380 mm 1690 mm
Wheelbase Size 2520 mm 2860 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 45 L 73 L


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