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1987 Ford Escort vs. 1976 Ford Taunus

To start off, 1987 Ford Escort is newer by 11 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1976 Ford Taunus. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1976 Ford Taunus would be higher. At 1,998 cc (4 cylinders), 1976 Ford Taunus is equipped with a bigger engine.

Because 1976 Ford Taunus is rear wheel drive (RWD), it offers better handling in dry conditions; in addition, if you are looking to drift, it will be much easier to do with 1976 Ford Taunus. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 1987 Ford Escort, being front wheel drive (FWD), will offer much better control with better grip. 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.

Compare all specifications:

1987 Ford Escort 1976 Ford Taunus
Make Ford Ford
Model Escort Taunus
Year Released 1987 1976
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1597 cc 1998 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 0 HP 96 HP
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Front Rear
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Vehicle Length 4070 mm 4350 mm
Vehicle Width 1650 mm 1710 mm
Vehicle Height 1320 mm 1330 mm
Wheelbase Size 2410 mm 2590 mm


 

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