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1986 Ford Escort vs. 2007 Cadillac BLS

To start off, 2007 Cadillac BLS is newer by 21 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 1,998 cc (4 cylinders), 2007 Cadillac BLS is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2007 Cadillac BLS (207 HP @ 5300 RPM) has 148 more horse power than 1986 Ford Escort. (59 HP @ 4800 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2007 Cadillac BLS should accelerate faster than 1986 Ford Escort. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2007 Cadillac BLS weights approximately 650 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, 2007 Cadillac BLS (300 Nm @ 2500 RPM) has 190 more torque (in Nm) than 1986 Ford Escort. (110 Nm @ 2500 RPM). This means 2007 Cadillac BLS will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1986 Ford Escort. 2007 Cadillac BLS 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. 2007 Cadillac BLS will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

1986 Ford Escort 2007 Cadillac BLS
Make Ford Cadillac
Model Escort BLS
Year Released 1986 2007
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1751 cc 1998 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 59 HP 207 HP
Engine RPM 4800 RPM 5300 RPM
Torque 110 Nm 300 Nm
Torque RPM 2500 RPM 2500 RPM
Engine Bore Size 82.5 mm 86 mm
Engine Stroke Size 82 mm 86 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 21.5:1 9.5:1
Fuel Type Diesel Gasoline - Premium
Top Speed 151 km/hour 235 km/hour
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 910 kg 1560 kg
Vehicle Length 4090 mm 4690 mm
Vehicle Width 1650 mm 1760 mm
Vehicle Height 1380 mm 1480 mm
Wheelbase Size 2520 mm 2680 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 45 L 58 L


 

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