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1986 Ford Escort vs. 2012 Chevrolet Captiva

To start off, 2012 Chevrolet Captiva is newer by 26 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 2,384 cc (4 cylinders), 2012 Chevrolet Captiva is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2012 Chevrolet Captiva (165 HP) has 106 more horse power than 1986 Ford Escort. (59 HP) In normal driving conditions, 2012 Chevrolet Captiva should accelerate faster than 1986 Ford Escort. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2012 Chevrolet Captiva weights approximately 968 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, 2012 Chevrolet Captiva (230 Nm) has 120 more torque (in Nm) than 1986 Ford Escort. (110 Nm). This means 2012 Chevrolet Captiva will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1986 Ford Escort. 2012 Chevrolet Captiva 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. 2012 Chevrolet Captiva will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

1986 Ford Escort 2012 Chevrolet Captiva
Make Ford Chevrolet
Model Escort Captiva
Year Released 1986 2012
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1751 cc 2384 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 59 HP 165 HP
Torque 110 Nm 230 Nm
Fuel Type Diesel Gasoline
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 7 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 910 kg 1878 kg
Vehicle Length 4090 mm 4673 mm
Vehicle Width 1650 mm 1849 mm
Vehicle Height 1380 mm 1756 mm
Wheelbase Size 2520 mm 2707 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 45 L 65 L


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