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1987 Ford Escort vs. 1988 Ford Falcon

To start off, 1988 Ford Falcon is newer by 1 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1987 Ford Escort. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1987 Ford Escort would be higher. At 3,273 cc (6 cylinders), 1988 Ford Falcon is equipped with a bigger engine.

Because 1988 Ford Falcon 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 1988 Ford Falcon. 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 1988 Ford Falcon
Make Ford Ford
Model Escort Falcon
Year Released 1987 1988
Body Type Convertible Sedan
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1597 cc 3273 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 0 HP 120 HP
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Front Rear
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Vehicle Length 4070 mm 4720 mm
Vehicle Width 1650 mm 1870 mm
Vehicle Height 1320 mm 1370 mm
Wheelbase Size 2410 mm 2840 mm


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