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1986 Ford Escort vs. 2010 Nissan Titan

To start off, 2010 Nissan Titan 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 5,551 cc (8 cylinders), 2010 Nissan Titan is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2010 Nissan Titan (317 HP @ 5200 RPM) has 258 more horse power than 1986 Ford Escort. (59 HP @ 4800 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2010 Nissan Titan should accelerate faster than 1986 Ford Escort.

Because 2010 Nissan Titan 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 Nissan Titan. 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 Nissan Titan (522 Nm @ 3400 RPM) has 412 more torque (in Nm) than 1986 Ford Escort. (110 Nm @ 2500 RPM). This means 2010 Nissan Titan will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1986 Ford Escort. 2010 Nissan Titan 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. 2010 Nissan Titan will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

1986 Ford Escort 2010 Nissan Titan
Make Ford Nissan
Model Escort Titan
Year Released 1986 2010
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1751 cc 5551 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 8 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Horse Power 59 HP 317 HP
Engine RPM 4800 RPM 5200 RPM
Torque 110 Nm 522 Nm
Torque RPM 2500 RPM 3400 RPM
Engine Compression Ratio 21.5:1 9.6:1
Fuel Type Diesel Gasoline
Drive Type Front Rear
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 6 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Length 4090 mm 5710 mm
Vehicle Width 1650 mm 2030 mm
Vehicle Height 1380 mm 1900 mm
Wheelbase Size 2520 mm 4060 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 45 L 140 L


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