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1987 Ford Escort vs. 2006 Ford E-250

To start off, 2006 Ford E-250 is newer by 19 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 4,605 cc (8 cylinders), 2006 Ford E-250 is equipped with a bigger engine.

Because 2006 Ford E-250 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 2006 Ford E-250. 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 2006 Ford E-250
Make Ford Ford
Model Escort E-250
Year Released 1987 2006
Body Type Convertible Van
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1597 cc 4605 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 8 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 2 valves
Horse Power 0 HP 226 HP
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Front Rear
Number of Seats 5 seats 2 seats
Vehicle Length 4070 mm 5900 mm
Vehicle Width 1650 mm 2020 mm
Vehicle Height 1320 mm 2140 mm
Wheelbase Size 2410 mm 3510 mm


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