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1986 Ford Escort vs. 2013 Chrysler 300

To start off, 2013 Chrysler 300 is newer by 27 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 5,700 cc (8 cylinders), 2013 Chrysler 300 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2013 Chrysler 300 (358 HP @ 5200 RPM) has 299 more horse power than 1986 Ford Escort. (59 HP @ 4800 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2013 Chrysler 300 should accelerate faster than 1986 Ford Escort. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2013 Chrysler 300 weights approximately 1138 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.

Because 2013 Chrysler 300 is all wheel drive (AWD), it will have significant more traction and grip than 1986 Ford Escort. In wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2013 Chrysler 300 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, 2013 Chrysler 300 (534 Nm @ 4200 RPM) has 424 more torque (in Nm) than 1986 Ford Escort. (110 Nm @ 2500 RPM). This means 2013 Chrysler 300 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1986 Ford Escort. 2013 Chrysler 300 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. 2013 Chrysler 300 will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

1986 Ford Escort 2013 Chrysler 300
Make Ford Chrysler
Model Escort 300
Year Released 1986 2013
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1751 cc 5700 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 8 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Horse Power 59 HP 358 HP
Engine RPM 4800 RPM 5200 RPM
Torque 110 Nm 534 Nm
Torque RPM 2500 RPM 4200 RPM
Engine Bore Size 82.5 mm 99 mm
Engine Stroke Size 82 mm 90 mm
Fuel Type Diesel Gasoline
Drive Type Front AWD
Transmission Type Manual 5-speed automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 910 kg 2048 kg
Vehicle Length 4090 mm 5044 mm
Vehicle Width 1650 mm 1902 mm
Vehicle Height 1380 mm 1504 mm
Wheelbase Size 2520 mm 3052 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 45 L 72 L


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