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2007 Ford Galaxy vs. 1968 Ford Escort

To start off, 2007 Ford Galaxy is newer by 39 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1968 Ford Escort. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1968 Ford Escort would be higher. At 1,894 cc (4 cylinders), 2007 Ford Galaxy is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2007 Ford Galaxy (89 HP @ 4000 RPM) has 34 more horse power than 1968 Ford Escort. (55 HP @ 5700 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2007 Ford Galaxy should accelerate faster than 1968 Ford Escort. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2007 Ford Galaxy weights approximately 868 kg more than 1968 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, 2007 Ford Galaxy (240 Nm @ 1900 RPM) has 158 more torque (in Nm) than 1968 Ford Escort. (82 Nm @ 4000 RPM). This means 2007 Ford Galaxy will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1968 Ford Escort.

Compare all specifications:

2007 Ford Galaxy 1968 Ford Escort
Make Ford Ford
Model Galaxy Escort
Year Released 2007 1968
Body Type Minivan Station Wagon
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1894 cc 1117 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 89 HP 55 HP
Engine RPM 4000 RPM 5700 RPM
Torque 240 Nm 82 Nm
Torque RPM 1900 RPM 4000 RPM
Engine Bore Size 79.5 mm 74 mm
Engine Stroke Size 95.5 mm 65 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 18.0:1 9.0:1
Top Speed 164 km/hour 144 km/hour
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Doors 5 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1739 kg 871 kg
Vehicle Length 4650 mm 4090 mm
Vehicle Width 1820 mm 1570 mm
Vehicle Height 1800 mm 1380 mm
Wheelbase Size 2840 mm 2400 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 70 L 40 L


 

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