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1986 Ford Escort vs. 2006 Volvo XC70

To start off, 2006 Volvo XC70 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 2,524 cc (5 cylinders), 2006 Volvo XC70 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2006 Volvo XC70 (208 HP @ 5000 RPM) has 149 more horse power than 1986 Ford Escort. (59 HP @ 4800 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2006 Volvo XC70 should accelerate faster than 1986 Ford Escort. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2006 Volvo XC70 weights approximately 768 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 Volvo XC70 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 Volvo XC70 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 Volvo XC70 (321 Nm @ 1500 RPM) has 211 more torque (in Nm) than 1986 Ford Escort. (110 Nm @ 2500 RPM). This means 2006 Volvo XC70 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1986 Ford Escort.

Compare all specifications:

1986 Ford Escort 2006 Volvo XC70
Make Ford Volvo
Model Escort XC70
Year Released 1986 2006
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1751 cc 2524 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 5 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 59 HP 208 HP
Engine RPM 4800 RPM 5000 RPM
Torque 110 Nm 321 Nm
Torque RPM 2500 RPM 1500 RPM
Engine Bore Size 82.5 mm 83 mm
Engine Stroke Size 82 mm 93 mm
Drive Type Front 4WD
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 910 kg 1678 kg
Vehicle Length 4090 mm 4740 mm
Vehicle Width 1650 mm 1870 mm
Vehicle Height 1380 mm 1570 mm
Wheelbase Size 2520 mm 2770 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 45 L 68 L


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