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1986 Ford Escort vs. 2008 Jeep Cherokee

To start off, 2008 Jeep Cherokee is newer by 22 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 3,687 cc (6 cylinders), 2008 Jeep Cherokee is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2008 Jeep Cherokee (210 HP @ 3800 RPM) has 151 more horse power than 1986 Ford Escort. (59 HP @ 4800 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2008 Jeep Cherokee should accelerate faster than 1986 Ford Escort. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2008 Jeep Cherokee weights approximately 1041 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 2008 Jeep Cherokee 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, 2008 Jeep Cherokee 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, 2008 Jeep Cherokee (313 Nm @ 3800 RPM) has 203 more torque (in Nm) than 1986 Ford Escort. (110 Nm @ 2500 RPM). This means 2008 Jeep Cherokee will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1986 Ford Escort. 2008 Jeep Cherokee 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. 2008 Jeep Cherokee will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

1986 Ford Escort 2008 Jeep Cherokee
Make Ford Jeep
Model Escort Cherokee
Year Released 1986 2008
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1751 cc 3687 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Horse Power 59 HP 210 HP
Engine RPM 4800 RPM 3800 RPM
Torque 110 Nm 313 Nm
Torque RPM 2500 RPM 3800 RPM
Engine Bore Size 82.5 mm 93 mm
Engine Stroke Size 82 mm 90.8 mm
Fuel Type Diesel Gasoline
Top Speed 151 km/hour 180 km/hour
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 1951 kg
Vehicle Length 4090 mm 4500 mm
Vehicle Height 1380 mm 1790 mm
Wheelbase Size 2520 mm 2660 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 45 L 70 L


 

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