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1986 Ford Escort vs. 2005 Opel Agila

To start off, 2005 Opel Agila 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 1,751 cc (4 cylinders), 1986 Ford Escort is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, both vehicles can yield 59 horse power. So under normal driving conditions, the acceleration of both vehicles should be relatively similar. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2005 Opel Agila weights approximately 30 kg more than 1986 Ford Escort.

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, 1986 Ford Escort (110 Nm @ 2500 RPM) has 22 more torque (in Nm) than 2005 Opel Agila. (88 Nm @ 3800 RPM). This means 1986 Ford Escort will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2005 Opel Agila.

Compare all specifications:

1986 Ford Escort 2005 Opel Agila
Make Ford Opel
Model Escort Agila
Year Released 1986 2005
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1751 cc 998 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 3 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 59 HP 59 HP
Engine RPM 4800 RPM 5600 RPM
Torque 110 Nm 88 Nm
Torque RPM 2500 RPM 3800 RPM
Engine Bore Size 82.5 mm 73.4 mm
Engine Stroke Size 82 mm 78.6 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 21.5:1 10.5:1
Fuel Type Diesel Gasoline - Premium
Top Speed 151 km/hour 145 km/hour
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 910 kg 940 kg
Vehicle Length 4090 mm 3510 mm
Vehicle Width 1650 mm 1630 mm
Vehicle Height 1380 mm 1700 mm
Wheelbase Size 2520 mm 2370 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 45 L 42 L


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