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1986 Ford Escort vs. 2006 Volkswagen Passat

To start off, 2006 Volkswagen Passat 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 3,167 cc (6 cylinders), 2006 Volkswagen Passat is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2006 Volkswagen Passat (247 HP @ 6250 RPM) has 188 more horse power than 1986 Ford Escort. (59 HP @ 4800 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2006 Volkswagen Passat should accelerate faster than 1986 Ford Escort. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2006 Volkswagen Passat weights approximately 750 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 Volkswagen Passat 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 Volkswagen Passat 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 Volkswagen Passat (320 Nm @ 2750 RPM) has 210 more torque (in Nm) than 1986 Ford Escort. (110 Nm @ 2500 RPM). This means 2006 Volkswagen Passat will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1986 Ford Escort. 2006 Volkswagen Passat 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 Volkswagen Passat will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

1986 Ford Escort 2006 Volkswagen Passat
Make Ford Volkswagen
Model Escort Passat
Year Released 1986 2006
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1751 cc 3167 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Horse Power 59 HP 247 HP
Engine RPM 4800 RPM 6250 RPM
Torque 110 Nm 320 Nm
Torque RPM 2500 RPM 2750 RPM
Engine Bore Size 82.5 mm 86 mm
Engine Stroke Size 82 mm 90.9 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 21.5:1 12.0:1
Fuel Type Diesel Gasoline - Premium
Top Speed 151 km/hour 246 km/hour
Drive Type Front 4WD
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 910 kg 1660 kg
Vehicle Length 4090 mm 4770 mm
Vehicle Width 1650 mm 1830 mm
Vehicle Height 1380 mm 1480 mm
Wheelbase Size 2520 mm 2720 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 45 L 68 L


 

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