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1986 Ford Escort vs. 2010 Dodge Caliber

To start off, 2010 Dodge Caliber 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 2,000 cc (4 cylinders), 2010 Dodge Caliber is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2010 Dodge Caliber (158 HP @ 6400 RPM) has 99 more horse power than 1986 Ford Escort. (59 HP @ 4800 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2010 Dodge Caliber should accelerate faster than 1986 Ford Escort. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2010 Dodge Caliber weights approximately 456 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, 2010 Dodge Caliber (191 Nm @ 5000 RPM) has 81 more torque (in Nm) than 1986 Ford Escort. (110 Nm @ 2500 RPM). This means 2010 Dodge Caliber will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1986 Ford Escort.

Compare all specifications:

1986 Ford Escort 2010 Dodge Caliber
Make Ford Dodge
Model Escort Caliber
Year Released 1986 2010
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1751 cc 2000 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 59 HP 158 HP
Engine RPM 4800 RPM 6400 RPM
Torque 110 Nm 191 Nm
Torque RPM 2500 RPM 5000 RPM
Fuel Type Diesel Gasoline
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 910 kg 1366 kg
Vehicle Length 4090 mm 4415 mm
Vehicle Width 1650 mm 1748 mm
Vehicle Height 1380 mm 1534 mm
Wheelbase Size 2520 mm 2634 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 45 L 51 L


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