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2007 Cadillac XLR vs. 1986 Ford Escort

To start off, 2007 Cadillac XLR is newer by 21 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 4,376 cc (8 cylinders), 2007 Cadillac XLR is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2007 Cadillac XLR (443 HP @ 6400 RPM) has 384 more horse power than 1986 Ford Escort. (59 HP @ 4800 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2007 Cadillac XLR should accelerate faster than 1986 Ford Escort.

Because 2007 Cadillac XLR 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 2007 Cadillac XLR. 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, 2007 Cadillac XLR (561 Nm @ 3900 RPM) has 451 more torque (in Nm) than 1986 Ford Escort. (110 Nm @ 2500 RPM). This means 2007 Cadillac XLR will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1986 Ford Escort. 2007 Cadillac XLR 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. 2007 Cadillac XLR will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

2007 Cadillac XLR 1986 Ford Escort
Make Cadillac Ford
Model XLR Escort
Year Released 2007 1986
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 4376 cc 1751 cc
Engine Cylinders 8 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Horse Power 443 HP 59 HP
Engine RPM 6400 RPM 4800 RPM
Torque 561 Nm 110 Nm
Torque RPM 3900 RPM 2500 RPM
Drive Type Rear Front
Transmission Type Automatic Manual
Number of Seats 2 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Length 4520 mm 4090 mm
Vehicle Width 1840 mm 1650 mm
Vehicle Height 1290 mm 1380 mm
Wheelbase Size 2690 mm 2520 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 68 L 45 L


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