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1995 Acura NSX vs. 1986 Ford Escort

To start off, 1995 Acura NSX is newer by 9 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 2,977 cc (6 cylinders), 1995 Acura NSX is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1995 Acura NSX (271 HP @ 7300 RPM) has 212 more horse power than 1986 Ford Escort. (59 HP @ 4800 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1995 Acura NSX should accelerate faster than 1986 Ford Escort. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1995 Acura NSX weights approximately 460 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 1995 Acura NSX 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 1995 Acura NSX. 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, 1995 Acura NSX (284 Nm @ 5400 RPM) has 174 more torque (in Nm) than 1986 Ford Escort. (110 Nm @ 2500 RPM). This means 1995 Acura NSX will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1986 Ford Escort.

Compare all specifications:

1995 Acura NSX 1986 Ford Escort
Make Acura Ford
Model NSX Escort
Year Released 1995 1986
Engine Position Middle Front
Engine Size 2977 cc 1751 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Horse Power 271 HP 59 HP
Engine RPM 7300 RPM 4800 RPM
Torque 284 Nm 110 Nm
Torque RPM 5400 RPM 2500 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Diesel
Drive Type Rear Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 2 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1370 kg 910 kg
Vehicle Length 4420 mm 4090 mm
Vehicle Width 1820 mm 1650 mm
Vehicle Height 1180 mm 1380 mm
Wheelbase Size 2540 mm 2520 mm


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