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1986 Ford Escort vs. 2011 Toyota RAV4

To start off, 2011 Toyota RAV4 is newer by 25 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 2,500 cc (4 cylinders), 2011 Toyota RAV4 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2011 Toyota RAV4 (179 HP @ 6000 RPM) has 120 more horse power than 1986 Ford Escort. (59 HP @ 4800 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2011 Toyota RAV4 should accelerate faster than 1986 Ford Escort. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2011 Toyota RAV4 weights approximately 648 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, 2011 Toyota RAV4 (233 Nm @ 4000 RPM) has 123 more torque (in Nm) than 1986 Ford Escort. (110 Nm @ 2500 RPM). This means 2011 Toyota RAV4 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1986 Ford Escort. 2011 Toyota RAV4 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. 2011 Toyota RAV4 will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

1986 Ford Escort 2011 Toyota RAV4
Make Ford Toyota
Model Escort RAV4
Year Released 1986 2011
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1751 cc 2500 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 59 HP 179 HP
Engine RPM 4800 RPM 6000 RPM
Torque 110 Nm 233 Nm
Torque RPM 2500 RPM 4000 RPM
Fuel Type Diesel Gasoline
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 910 kg 1558 kg
Vehicle Length 4090 mm 4620 mm
Vehicle Width 1650 mm 1854 mm
Vehicle Height 1380 mm 1684 mm
Wheelbase Size 2520 mm 2659 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 45 L 60 L


 

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