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1986 Ford Escort vs. 2013 Infiniti JX

To start off, 2013 Infiniti JX 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 3,500 cc (4 cylinders), 2013 Infiniti JX is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2013 Infiniti JX (261 HP @ 6400 RPM) has 202 more horse power than 1986 Ford Escort. (59 HP @ 4800 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2013 Infiniti JX should accelerate faster than 1986 Ford Escort. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2013 Infiniti JX weights approximately 1099 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 Infiniti JX 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 Infiniti JX 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 Infiniti JX (336 Nm @ 4400 RPM) has 226 more torque (in Nm) than 1986 Ford Escort. (110 Nm @ 2500 RPM). This means 2013 Infiniti JX will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1986 Ford Escort. 2013 Infiniti JX 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 Infiniti JX will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

1986 Ford Escort 2013 Infiniti JX
Make Ford Infiniti
Model Escort JX
Year Released 1986 2013
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1751 cc 3500 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Horse Power 59 HP 261 HP
Engine RPM 4800 RPM 6400 RPM
Torque 110 Nm 336 Nm
Torque RPM 2500 RPM 4400 RPM
Engine Bore Size 82.5 mm 95 mm
Engine Stroke Size 82 mm 81 mm
Fuel Type Diesel Natural Gas (CNG)
Drive Type Front AWD
Transmission Type Manual 6-speed shiftable automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 7 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 910 kg 2009 kg
Vehicle Length 4090 mm 4989 mm
Vehicle Width 1650 mm 1961 mm
Vehicle Height 1380 mm 1722 mm
Wheelbase Size 2520 mm 2901 mm


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