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1986 Ford Escort vs. 2005 Subaru Forester

To start off, 2005 Subaru Forester 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 1,994 cc (4 cylinders), 2005 Subaru Forester is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2005 Subaru Forester (123 HP @ 5600 RPM) has 64 more horse power than 1986 Ford Escort. (59 HP @ 4800 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2005 Subaru Forester should accelerate faster than 1986 Ford Escort. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2005 Subaru Forester weights approximately 489 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 Subaru Forester 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 Subaru Forester 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 Subaru Forester (176 Nm @ 4000 RPM) has 66 more torque (in Nm) than 1986 Ford Escort. (110 Nm @ 2500 RPM). This means 2005 Subaru Forester will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1986 Ford Escort.

Compare all specifications:

1986 Ford Escort 2005 Subaru Forester
Make Ford Subaru
Model Escort Forester
Year Released 1986 2005
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1751 cc 1994 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 59 HP 123 HP
Engine RPM 4800 RPM 5600 RPM
Torque 110 Nm 176 Nm
Torque RPM 2500 RPM 4000 RPM
Engine Bore Size 82.5 mm 92 mm
Engine Stroke Size 82 mm 75 mm
Fuel Type Diesel Gasoline
Drive Type Front 4WD
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 910 kg 1399 kg
Vehicle Length 4090 mm 4460 mm
Vehicle Width 1650 mm 1740 mm
Vehicle Height 1380 mm 1600 mm
Wheelbase Size 2520 mm 2680 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 45 L 60 L


 

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