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1986 Ford Escort vs. 2008 Saab 05-Sep

To start off, 2008 Saab 05-Sep 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 1,985 cc (4 cylinders), 2008 Saab 05-Sep is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2008 Saab 05-Sep (148 HP @ 5500 RPM) has 89 more horse power than 1986 Ford Escort. (59 HP @ 4800 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2008 Saab 05-Sep should accelerate faster than 1986 Ford Escort. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2008 Saab 05-Sep weights approximately 685 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, 2008 Saab 05-Sep (240 Nm @ 1800 RPM) has 130 more torque (in Nm) than 1986 Ford Escort. (110 Nm @ 2500 RPM). This means 2008 Saab 05-Sep will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1986 Ford Escort. 2008 Saab 05-Sep 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 Saab 05-Sep will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

1986 Ford Escort 2008 Saab 05-Sep
Make Ford Saab
Model Escort 05-Sep
Year Released 1986 2008
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1751 cc 1985 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 59 HP 148 HP
Engine RPM 4800 RPM 5500 RPM
Torque 110 Nm 240 Nm
Torque RPM 2500 RPM 1800 RPM
Engine Bore Size 82.5 mm 90 mm
Engine Stroke Size 82 mm 78 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 21.5:1 8.8:1
Fuel Type Diesel Gasoline - Premium
Top Speed 151 km/hour 215 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 1595 kg
Vehicle Length 4090 mm 4830 mm
Vehicle Width 1650 mm 1800 mm
Vehicle Height 1380 mm 1460 mm
Wheelbase Size 2520 mm 2710 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 45 L 75 L


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