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2006 Chrysler Voyager vs. 1986 Ford Escort

To start off, 2006 Chrysler Voyager is newer by 20 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 3,300 cc (6 cylinders), 2006 Chrysler Voyager is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2006 Chrysler Voyager (172 HP @ 5100 RPM) has 113 more horse power than 1986 Ford Escort. (59 HP @ 4800 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2006 Chrysler Voyager should accelerate faster than 1986 Ford Escort. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2006 Chrysler Voyager weights approximately 1075 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, 2006 Chrysler Voyager (278 Nm @ 4000 RPM) has 168 more torque (in Nm) than 1986 Ford Escort. (110 Nm @ 2500 RPM). This means 2006 Chrysler Voyager will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1986 Ford Escort. 2006 Chrysler Voyager has automatic transmission and 1986 Ford Escort has manual transmission. 1986 Ford Escort will offer better control over acceleration and deceleration in addition to better fuel efficiency overall. 2006 Chrysler Voyager will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

2006 Chrysler Voyager 1986 Ford Escort
Make Chrysler Ford
Model Voyager Escort
Year Released 2006 1986
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 3300 cc 1751 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Horse Power 172 HP 59 HP
Engine RPM 5100 RPM 4800 RPM
Torque 278 Nm 110 Nm
Torque RPM 4000 RPM 2500 RPM
Engine Bore Size 93 mm 82.5 mm
Engine Stroke Size 81 mm 82 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 9.0:1 21.5:1
Fuel Type Gasoline - Premium Diesel
Top Speed 179 km/hour 151 km/hour
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Automatic Manual
Number of Seats 7 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1985 kg 910 kg
Vehicle Length 4810 mm 4090 mm
Vehicle Width 2000 mm 1650 mm
Vehicle Height 1760 mm 1380 mm
Wheelbase Size 2880 mm 2520 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 75 L 45 L


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