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2000 Citroen C5 vs. 1986 Ford Escort

To start off, 2000 Citroen C5 is newer by 14 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 1,997 cc (4 cylinders), 2000 Citroen C5 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, both vehicles can yield 59 horse power. So under normal driving conditions, the acceleration of both vehicles should be relatively similar. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2000 Citroen C5 weights approximately 408 kg more than 1986 Ford Escort.

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, 2000 Citroen C5 (115 Nm @ 4000 RPM) has 5 more torque (in Nm) than 1986 Ford Escort. (110 Nm @ 2500 RPM). This means 2000 Citroen C5 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1986 Ford Escort.

Compare all specifications:

2000 Citroen C5 1986 Ford Escort
Make Citroen Ford
Model C5 Escort
Year Released 2000 1986
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1997 cc 1751 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 59 HP 59 HP
Torque 115 Nm 110 Nm
Torque RPM 4000 RPM 2500 RPM
Engine Bore Size 85 mm 82.5 mm
Engine Stroke Size 88 mm 82 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 11.4:1 21.5:1
Top Speed 210 km/hour 151 km/hour
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1318 kg 910 kg
Vehicle Length 4620 mm 4090 mm
Vehicle Width 1780 mm 1650 mm
Vehicle Height 1480 mm 1380 mm
Wheelbase Size 2760 mm 2520 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 66 L 45 L


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