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1986 Ford Escort vs. 2010 Fiat Panda

To start off, 2010 Fiat Panda 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 1,751 cc (4 cylinders), 1986 Ford Escort is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, both vehicles can yield 59 horse power. So under normal driving conditions, the acceleration of both vehicles should be relatively similar. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2010 Fiat Panda weights approximately 55 kg more than 1986 Ford Escort.

Because 2010 Fiat Panda 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, 2010 Fiat Panda 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, 1986 Ford Escort (110 Nm @ 2500 RPM) has 8 more torque (in Nm) than 2010 Fiat Panda. (102 Nm @ 2500 RPM). This means 1986 Ford Escort will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2010 Fiat Panda.

Compare all specifications:

1986 Ford Escort 2010 Fiat Panda
Make Ford Fiat
Model Escort Panda
Year Released 1986 2010
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1751 cc 1242 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 59 HP 59 HP
Engine RPM 4800 RPM 5000 RPM
Torque 110 Nm 102 Nm
Torque RPM 2500 RPM 2500 RPM
Engine Bore Size 82.5 mm 70.9 mm
Engine Stroke Size 82 mm 78.9 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 21.5:1 9.8:1
Fuel Type Diesel Gasoline
Drive Type Front 4WD
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 910 kg 965 kg
Vehicle Length 4090 mm 3580 mm
Vehicle Width 1650 mm 1610 mm
Vehicle Height 1380 mm 1640 mm
Wheelbase Size 2520 mm 2310 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 45 L 30 L


 

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