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1986 Ford Escort vs. 2006 Subaru Forester

To start off, 2006 Subaru Forester 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 2,458 cc (4 cylinders), 2006 Subaru Forester is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2006 Subaru Forester (173 HP @ 6000 RPM) has 114 more horse power than 1986 Ford Escort. (59 HP @ 4800 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2006 Subaru Forester should accelerate faster than 1986 Ford Escort. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2006 Subaru Forester weights approximately 600 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 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, 2006 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, 2006 Subaru Forester (225 Nm @ 4000 RPM) has 115 more torque (in Nm) than 1986 Ford Escort. (110 Nm @ 2500 RPM). This means 2006 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 2006 Subaru Forester
Make Ford Subaru
Model Escort Forester
Year Released 1986 2006
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1751 cc 2458 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line boxer
Horse Power 59 HP 173 HP
Engine RPM 4800 RPM 6000 RPM
Torque 110 Nm 225 Nm
Torque RPM 2500 RPM 4000 RPM
Drive Type Front 4WD
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 910 kg 1510 kg
Vehicle Length 4090 mm 4490 mm
Vehicle Width 1650 mm 1740 mm
Vehicle Height 1380 mm 1660 mm
Wheelbase Size 2520 mm 2530 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 45 L 60 L


 

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