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1987 Ford Escort vs. 2009 Subaru Legacy

To start off, 2009 Subaru Legacy is newer by 22 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 2,457 cc (4 cylinders), 2009 Subaru Legacy is equipped with a bigger engine.

Because 2009 Subaru Legacy 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, 2009 Subaru Legacy 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 2009 Subaru Legacy
Make Ford Subaru
Model Escort Legacy
Year Released 1987 2009
Body Type Convertible Sedan
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1597 cc 2457 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line boxer
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 0 HP 243 HP
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Front 4WD
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Vehicle Length 4070 mm 4710 mm
Vehicle Width 1650 mm 1740 mm
Vehicle Height 1320 mm 1430 mm
Wheelbase Size 2410 mm 2680 mm


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