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1989 Chevrolet Caprice vs. 1986 Ford Escort

To start off, 1989 Chevrolet Caprice is newer by 3 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1986 Ford Escort. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1986 Ford Escort would be higher. At 5,733 cc (8 cylinders), 1989 Chevrolet Caprice is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1989 Chevrolet Caprice (195 HP @ 4400 RPM) has 136 more horse power than 1986 Ford Escort. (59 HP @ 4800 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1989 Chevrolet Caprice should accelerate faster than 1986 Ford Escort. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1989 Chevrolet Caprice weights approximately 870 kg more than 1986 Ford Escort. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 1989 Chevrolet Caprice 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 1989 Chevrolet Caprice. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 1986 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. Let's talk about torque, 1989 Chevrolet Caprice (393 Nm @ 2400 RPM) has 283 more torque (in Nm) than 1986 Ford Escort. (110 Nm @ 2500 RPM). This means 1989 Chevrolet Caprice will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1986 Ford Escort. 1989 Chevrolet Caprice has automatic transmission and 1986 Ford Escort has manual transmission. 1986 Ford Escort will offer better control over acceleration and deceleration in addition to better fuel efficiency overall. 1989 Chevrolet Caprice will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

1989 Chevrolet Caprice 1986 Ford Escort
Make Chevrolet Ford
Model Caprice Escort
Year Released 1989 1986
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 5733 cc 1751 cc
Engine Cylinders 8 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Horse Power 195 HP 59 HP
Engine RPM 4400 RPM 4800 RPM
Torque 393 Nm 110 Nm
Torque RPM 2400 RPM 2500 RPM
Engine Compression Ratio 9.8:1 21.5:1
Top Speed 195 km/hour 151 km/hour
Drive Type Rear Front
Transmission Type Automatic Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1780 kg 910 kg
Vehicle Length 5400 mm 4090 mm
Vehicle Width 1920 mm 1650 mm
Vehicle Height 1440 mm 1380 mm
Wheelbase Size 2950 mm 2520 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 95 L 45 L


 

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