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1986 Ford Escort vs. 2006 Toyota RAV4

To start off, 2006 Toyota RAV4 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 2,398 cc (4 cylinders), 2006 Toyota RAV4 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2006 Toyota RAV4 (161 HP @ 5700 RPM) has 102 more horse power than 1986 Ford Escort. (59 HP @ 4800 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2006 Toyota RAV4 should accelerate faster 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, 2006 Toyota RAV4 (224 Nm @ 4000 RPM) has 114 more torque (in Nm) than 1986 Ford Escort. (110 Nm @ 2500 RPM). This means 2006 Toyota RAV4 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1986 Ford Escort.

Compare all specifications:

1986 Ford Escort 2006 Toyota RAV4
Make Ford Toyota
Model Escort RAV4
Year Released 1986 2006
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1751 cc 2398 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 59 HP 161 HP
Engine RPM 4800 RPM 5700 RPM
Torque 110 Nm 224 Nm
Torque RPM 2500 RPM 4000 RPM
Engine Bore Size 82.5 mm 88.4 mm
Engine Stroke Size 82 mm 96 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 21.5:1 9.8:1
Fuel Type Diesel Gasoline
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Length 4090 mm 4240 mm
Vehicle Width 1650 mm 1740 mm
Vehicle Height 1380 mm 1670 mm
Wheelbase Size 2520 mm 2500 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 45 L 60 L


 

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