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1986 Ford Escort vs. 2007 Subaru Forester

To start off, 2007 Subaru Forester 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 2,457 cc (4 cylinders), 2007 Subaru Forester is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2007 Subaru Forester (163 HP @ 5600 RPM) has 104 more horse power than 1986 Ford Escort. (59 HP @ 4800 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2007 Subaru Forester should accelerate faster than 1986 Ford Escort. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2007 Subaru Forester weights approximately 551 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 2007 Subaru Forester 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, 2007 Subaru Forester 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, 2007 Subaru Forester (225 Nm @ 4400 RPM) has 115 more torque (in Nm) than 1986 Ford Escort. (110 Nm @ 2500 RPM). This means 2007 Subaru Forester will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1986 Ford Escort. 2007 Subaru Forester 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 Subaru Forester will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

1986 Ford Escort 2007 Subaru Forester
Make Ford Subaru
Model Escort Forester
Year Released 1986 2007
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1751 cc 2457 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line boxer
Horse Power 59 HP 163 HP
Engine RPM 4800 RPM 5600 RPM
Torque 110 Nm 225 Nm
Torque RPM 2500 RPM 4400 RPM
Engine Bore Size 82.5 mm 99.6 mm
Engine Stroke Size 82 mm 79 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 21.5:1 10.0:1
Fuel Type Diesel Gasoline
Drive Type Front 4WD
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 910 kg 1461 kg
Vehicle Height 1380 mm 1740 mm
Wheelbase Size 2520 mm 2530 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 45 L 60 L


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