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2008 Chevrolet Vivant vs. 1986 Ford Escort

To start off, 2008 Chevrolet Vivant is newer by 22 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 1,998 cc (4 cylinders), 2008 Chevrolet Vivant is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2008 Chevrolet Vivant (119 HP @ 5600 RPM) has 60 more horse power than 1986 Ford Escort. (59 HP @ 4800 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2008 Chevrolet Vivant should accelerate faster than 1986 Ford Escort. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2008 Chevrolet Vivant weights approximately 396 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, 2008 Chevrolet Vivant (176 Nm @ 4000 RPM) has 66 more torque (in Nm) than 1986 Ford Escort. (110 Nm @ 2500 RPM). This means 2008 Chevrolet Vivant will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1986 Ford Escort.

Compare all specifications:

2008 Chevrolet Vivant 1986 Ford Escort
Make Chevrolet Ford
Model Vivant Escort
Year Released 2008 1986
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1998 cc 1751 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 119 HP 59 HP
Engine RPM 5600 RPM 4800 RPM
Torque 176 Nm 110 Nm
Torque RPM 4000 RPM 2500 RPM
Engine Bore Size 86 mm 82.5 mm
Engine Stroke Size 86 mm 82 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 9.6:1 21.5:1
Fuel Type Gasoline Diesel
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1306 kg 910 kg
Vehicle Length 4320 mm 4090 mm
Vehicle Height 1500 mm 1380 mm
Wheelbase Size 2610 mm 2520 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 60 L 45 L


 

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