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1987 Ford Escort vs. 1990 Ford Ranger

To start off, 1990 Ford Ranger is newer by 3 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 2,300 cc (4 cylinders), 1990 Ford Ranger is equipped with a bigger engine.

Because 1990 Ford Ranger is four wheel drive (4WD), it will have significant more traction and grip than 1987 Ford Escort. In wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 1990 Ford Ranger 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.

Compare all specifications:

1987 Ford Escort 1990 Ford Ranger
Make Ford Ford
Model Escort Ranger
Year Released 1987 1990
Body Type Convertible Pickup
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1597 cc 2300 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 0 HP 109 HP
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Front 4WD
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Vehicle Length 4070 mm 4690 mm


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