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1986 Ford Escort vs. 2006 Toyota Prius

To start off, 2006 Toyota Prius 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 1,751 cc (4 cylinders), 1986 Ford Escort is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2006 Toyota Prius (77 HP @ 5000 RPM) has 18 more horse power than 1986 Ford Escort. (59 HP @ 4800 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2006 Toyota Prius should accelerate faster than 1986 Ford Escort. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2006 Toyota Prius weights approximately 392 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.

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, 2006 Toyota Prius (115 Nm @ 4000 RPM) has 5 more torque (in Nm) than 1986 Ford Escort. (110 Nm @ 2500 RPM). This means 2006 Toyota Prius will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1986 Ford Escort. 2006 Toyota Prius has automatic transmission and 1986 Ford Escort has manual transmission. 1986 Ford Escort will offer better control over acceleration and deceleration in addition to better fuel efficiency overall. 2006 Toyota Prius will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

1986 Ford Escort 2006 Toyota Prius
Make Ford Toyota
Model Escort Prius
Year Released 1986 2006
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1751 cc 1497 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 59 HP 77 HP
Engine RPM 4800 RPM 5000 RPM
Torque 110 Nm 115 Nm
Torque RPM 2500 RPM 4000 RPM
Engine Bore Size 82.5 mm 75 mm
Engine Stroke Size 82 mm 84.7 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 21.5:1 13.0:1
Fuel Type Diesel Gasoline / Electric Hybrid
Top Speed 151 km/hour 170 km/hour
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 910 kg 1302 kg
Vehicle Length 4090 mm 4460 mm
Vehicle Width 1650 mm 1730 mm
Vehicle Height 1380 mm 1500 mm
Wheelbase Size 2520 mm 2710 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 45 L 45 L


 

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