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1986 Ford Escort vs. 2006 Kia Pregio

To start off, 2006 Kia Pregio is newer by 20 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 2,664 cc (4 cylinders), 2006 Kia Pregio is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2006 Kia Pregio (83 HP @ 4150 RPM) has 24 more horse power than 1986 Ford Escort. (59 HP @ 4800 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2006 Kia Pregio should accelerate faster than 1986 Ford Escort. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2006 Kia Pregio weights approximately 1090 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 2006 Kia Pregio is rear wheel drive (RWD), it offers better handling in dry conditions; in addition, if you are looking to drift, it will be much easier to do with 2006 Kia Pregio. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 1986 Ford Escort, being front wheel drive (FWD), will offer much better control with better grip. 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, 2006 Kia Pregio (175 Nm @ 2400 RPM) has 65 more torque (in Nm) than 1986 Ford Escort. (110 Nm @ 2500 RPM). This means 2006 Kia Pregio will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1986 Ford Escort.

Compare all specifications:

1986 Ford Escort 2006 Kia Pregio
Make Ford Kia
Model Escort Pregio
Year Released 1986 2006
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1751 cc 2664 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 59 HP 83 HP
Engine RPM 4800 RPM 4150 RPM
Torque 110 Nm 175 Nm
Torque RPM 2500 RPM 2400 RPM
Engine Compression Ratio 21.5:1 10.0:1
Fuel Type Diesel Diesel
Drive Type Front Rear
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 3 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 910 kg 2000 kg
Vehicle Length 4090 mm 4830 mm
Vehicle Width 1650 mm 1820 mm
Vehicle Height 1380 mm 1980 mm
Wheelbase Size 2520 mm 2590 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 45 L 65 L


 

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