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1986 Ford Escort vs. 2013 Mitsubishi Lancer

To start off, 2013 Mitsubishi Lancer 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 1,998 cc (16 cylinders), 2013 Mitsubishi Lancer is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2013 Mitsubishi Lancer (146 HP @ 6000 RPM) has 87 more horse power than 1986 Ford Escort. (59 HP @ 4800 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2013 Mitsubishi Lancer should accelerate faster than 1986 Ford Escort. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2013 Mitsubishi Lancer weights approximately 390 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 Mitsubishi Lancer is four wheel drive (4WD), it will have significant more traction and grip than 1986 Ford Escort. In wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2013 Mitsubishi Lancer 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 Mitsubishi Lancer (197 Nm @ 4200 RPM) has 87 more torque (in Nm) than 1986 Ford Escort. (110 Nm @ 2500 RPM). This means 2013 Mitsubishi Lancer will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1986 Ford Escort.

Compare all specifications:

1986 Ford Escort 2013 Mitsubishi Lancer
Make Ford Mitsubishi
Model Escort Lancer
Year Released 1986 2013
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1751 cc 1998 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 16 cylinders
Engine Type in-line W
Horse Power 59 HP 146 HP
Engine RPM 4800 RPM 6000 RPM
Torque 110 Nm 197 Nm
Torque RPM 2500 RPM 4200 RPM
Engine Bore Size 82.5 mm 86 mm
Engine Stroke Size 82 mm 86 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 21.5:1 10:01:00
Fuel Type Diesel Gasoline / Electric Hybrid
Drive Type Front 4WD
Transmission Type Manual CVT
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 910 kg 1300 kg
Vehicle Length 4090 mm 4570 mm
Vehicle Width 1650 mm 1760 mm
Vehicle Height 1380 mm 1480 mm
Wheelbase Size 2520 mm 2635 mm


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