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1991 Chevrolet Cavalier vs. 1986 Ford Escort

To start off, 1991 Chevrolet Cavalier is newer by 5 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 2,189 cc (4 cylinders), 1991 Chevrolet Cavalier is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1991 Chevrolet Cavalier (94 HP @ 5200 RPM) has 35 more horse power than 1986 Ford Escort. (59 HP @ 4800 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1991 Chevrolet Cavalier should accelerate faster than 1986 Ford Escort. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1991 Chevrolet Cavalier weights approximately 195 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.

Both vehicles are front wheel drive (FWD). Which offers better traction when its slippery than rear wheel drive vehicles. 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, 1991 Chevrolet Cavalier (163 Nm @ 3200 RPM) has 53 more torque (in Nm) than 1986 Ford Escort. (110 Nm @ 2500 RPM). This means 1991 Chevrolet Cavalier will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1986 Ford Escort.

Compare all specifications:

1991 Chevrolet Cavalier 1986 Ford Escort
Make Chevrolet Ford
Model Cavalier Escort
Year Released 1991 1986
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2189 cc 1751 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 94 HP 59 HP
Engine RPM 5200 RPM 4800 RPM
Torque 163 Nm 110 Nm
Torque RPM 3200 RPM 2500 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Diesel
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1105 kg 910 kg
Vehicle Length 4640 mm 4090 mm
Vehicle Width 1690 mm 1650 mm
Vehicle Height 1330 mm 1380 mm
Wheelbase Size 2580 mm 2520 mm


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