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1994 Citroen Rally Raid vs. 1986 Ford Escort

To start off, 1994 Citroen Rally Raid is newer by 8 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 2,499 cc (4 cylinders), 1994 Citroen Rally Raid is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1994 Citroen Rally Raid (296 HP @ 4500 RPM) has 237 more horse power than 1986 Ford Escort. (59 HP @ 4800 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1994 Citroen Rally Raid should accelerate faster than 1986 Ford Escort. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1994 Citroen Rally Raid weights approximately 542 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.

Let's talk about torque, 1994 Citroen Rally Raid (590 Nm @ 3500 RPM) has 480 more torque (in Nm) than 1986 Ford Escort. (110 Nm @ 2500 RPM). This means 1994 Citroen Rally Raid will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1986 Ford Escort.

Compare all specifications:

1994 Citroen Rally Raid 1986 Ford Escort
Make Citroen Ford
Model Rally Raid Escort
Year Released 1994 1986
Engine Size 2499 cc 1751 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 296 HP 59 HP
Engine RPM 4500 RPM 4800 RPM
Torque 590 Nm 110 Nm
Torque RPM 3500 RPM 2500 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Diesel
Vehicle Weight 1452 kg 910 kg
Vehicle Length 4700 mm 4090 mm
Vehicle Width 2020 mm 1650 mm
Vehicle Height 1820 mm 1380 mm
Wheelbase Size 3000 mm 2520 mm


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