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1986 Ford Escort vs. 2013 Mazda 6

To start off, 2013 Mazda 6 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 2,489 cc (4 cylinders), 2013 Mazda 6 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2013 Mazda 6 (168 HP @ 6000 RPM) has 109 more horse power than 1986 Ford Escort. (59 HP @ 4800 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2013 Mazda 6 should accelerate faster than 1986 Ford Escort. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2013 Mazda 6 weights approximately 589 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, 2013 Mazda 6 (226 Nm @ 4000 RPM) has 116 more torque (in Nm) than 1986 Ford Escort. (110 Nm @ 2500 RPM). This means 2013 Mazda 6 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1986 Ford Escort.

Compare all specifications:

1986 Ford Escort 2013 Mazda 6
Make Ford Mazda
Model Escort 6
Year Released 1986 2013
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1751 cc 2489 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 59 HP 168 HP
Engine RPM 4800 RPM 6000 RPM
Torque 110 Nm 226 Nm
Torque RPM 2500 RPM 4000 RPM
Engine Bore Size 82.5 mm 89 mm
Engine Stroke Size 82 mm 100 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 21.5:1 9.7:1
Fuel Type Diesel Gasoline
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Manual 6-speed manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 910 kg 1499 kg
Vehicle Length 4090 mm 4940 mm
Vehicle Width 1650 mm 1840 mm
Vehicle Height 1380 mm 1470 mm
Wheelbase Size 2520 mm 2790 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 45 L 70 L


 

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