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2007 Ford Territory vs. 1996 Ford Escort

To start off, 2007 Ford Territory is newer by 11 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1996 Ford Escort. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1996 Ford Escort would be higher. At 3,984 cc, 2007 Ford Territory is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2007 Ford Territory (244 HP @ 5000 RPM) has 170 more horse power than 1996 Ford Escort. (74 HP @ 5600 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2007 Ford Territory should accelerate faster than 1996 Ford Escort. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2007 Ford Territory weights approximately 846 kg more than 1996 Ford Escort. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 2007 Ford Territory 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 Ford Territory. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 1996 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 Ford Territory (380 Nm @ 3250 RPM) has 266 more torque (in Nm) than 1996 Ford Escort. (114 Nm @ 2750 RPM). This means 2007 Ford Territory will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1996 Ford Escort. 2007 Ford Territory has automatic transmission and 1996 Ford Escort has manual transmission. 1996 Ford Escort will offer better control over acceleration and deceleration in addition to better fuel efficiency overall. 2007 Ford Territory will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

2007 Ford Territory 1996 Ford Escort
Make Ford Ford
Model Territory Escort
Year Released 2007 1996
Body Type Crossover Convertible
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 3984 cc 1389 cc
Horse Power 244 HP 74 HP
Engine RPM 5000 RPM 5600 RPM
Torque 380 Nm 114 Nm
Torque RPM 3250 RPM 2750 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Front
Transmission Type Automatic Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Vehicle Weight 2016 kg 1170 kg
Vehicle Length 4860 mm 4140 mm
Vehicle Width 1720 mm 1710 mm
Vehicle Height 1900 mm 1400 mm


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