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1986 Ford Escort vs. 2009 Saab 03-Sep

To start off, 2009 Saab 03-Sep is newer by 23 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 2,792 cc (6 cylinders), 2009 Saab 03-Sep is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2009 Saab 03-Sep (280 HP @ 5000 RPM) has 221 more horse power than 1986 Ford Escort. (59 HP @ 4800 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2009 Saab 03-Sep should accelerate faster than 1986 Ford Escort. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2009 Saab 03-Sep weights approximately 664 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 2009 Saab 03-Sep 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, 2009 Saab 03-Sep 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, 2009 Saab 03-Sep (355 Nm @ 1900 RPM) has 245 more torque (in Nm) than 1986 Ford Escort. (110 Nm @ 2500 RPM). This means 2009 Saab 03-Sep will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1986 Ford Escort. 2009 Saab 03-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. 2009 Saab 03-Sep will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

1986 Ford Escort 2009 Saab 03-Sep
Make Ford Saab
Model Escort 03-Sep
Year Released 1986 2009
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1751 cc 2792 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Horse Power 59 HP 280 HP
Engine RPM 4800 RPM 5000 RPM
Torque 110 Nm 355 Nm
Torque RPM 2500 RPM 1900 RPM
Engine Compression Ratio 21.5:1 9.3:1
Fuel Type Diesel Gasoline
Drive Type Front 4WD
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 910 kg 1574 kg
Vehicle Length 4090 mm 4660 mm
Vehicle Width 1650 mm 1770 mm
Vehicle Height 1380 mm 1500 mm
Wheelbase Size 2520 mm 2680 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 45 L 61 L


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