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1986 Ford Escort vs. 2010 Chevrolet Colorado

To start off, 2010 Chevrolet Colorado is newer by 24 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 2,901 cc (4 cylinders), 2010 Chevrolet Colorado is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2010 Chevrolet Colorado (185 HP @ 5600 RPM) has 137 more horse power than 1986 Ford Escort. (48 HP @ 5000 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2010 Chevrolet Colorado should accelerate faster than 1986 Ford Escort. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2010 Chevrolet Colorado weights approximately 391 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 2010 Chevrolet Colorado is rear wheel drive (RWD), it offers better handling in dry conditions; in addition, if you are looking to drift, it will be much easier to do with 2010 Chevrolet Colorado. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 1986 Ford Escort, being front wheel drive (FWD), will offer much better control with better grip. 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, 2010 Chevrolet Colorado (258 Nm @ 2800 RPM) has 175 more torque (in Nm) than 1986 Ford Escort. (83 Nm @ 2700 RPM). This means 2010 Chevrolet Colorado will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1986 Ford Escort.

Compare all specifications:

1986 Ford Escort 2010 Chevrolet Colorado
Make Ford Chevrolet
Model Escort Colorado
Year Released 1986 2010
Body Type Station Wagon Pickup
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1115 cc 2901 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 48 HP 185 HP
Engine RPM 5000 RPM 5600 RPM
Torque 83 Nm 258 Nm
Torque RPM 2700 RPM 2800 RPM
Engine Compression Ratio 9.5:1 9.1:1
Drive Type Front Rear
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 3 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 870 kg 1261 kg
Vehicle Length 4090 mm 4890 mm
Vehicle Width 1650 mm 1720 mm
Vehicle Height 1400 mm 1650 mm
Wheelbase Size 2410 mm 2830 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 48 L 72 L


 

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