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2003 Fiat Punto vs. 1986 Ford Escort

To start off, 2003 Fiat Punto is newer by 17 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 1,751 cc (4 cylinders), 1986 Ford Escort 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. 1986 Ford Escort weights approximately 50 kg more than 2003 Fiat Punto.

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, 1986 Ford Escort (110 Nm @ 2500 RPM) has 12 more torque (in Nm) than 2003 Fiat Punto. (98 Nm @ 3000 RPM). This means 1986 Ford Escort will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2003 Fiat Punto.

Compare all specifications:

2003 Fiat Punto 1986 Ford Escort
Make Fiat Ford
Model Punto Escort
Year Released 2003 1986
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1240 cc 1751 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 59 HP 59 HP
Engine RPM 5500 RPM 4800 RPM
Torque 98 Nm 110 Nm
Torque RPM 3000 RPM 2500 RPM
Engine Bore Size 70.8 mm 82.5 mm
Engine Stroke Size 78.9 mm 82 mm
Fuel Type Gasoline Diesel
Top Speed 155 km/hour 151 km/hour
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 3 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 860 kg 910 kg
Vehicle Length 3810 mm 4090 mm
Vehicle Width 1670 mm 1650 mm
Vehicle Height 1490 mm 1380 mm
Wheelbase Size 2550 mm 2520 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 47 L 45 L


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