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2008 Citroen C5 vs. 1986 Ford Escort

To start off, 2008 Citroen C5 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 2,946 cc (6 cylinders), 2008 Citroen C5 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2008 Citroen C5 (204 HP @ 6000 RPM) has 145 more horse power than 1986 Ford Escort. (59 HP @ 4800 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2008 Citroen C5 should accelerate faster than 1986 Ford Escort. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2008 Citroen C5 weights approximately 687 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 Citroen C5 (285 Nm @ 3750 RPM) has 175 more torque (in Nm) than 1986 Ford Escort. (110 Nm @ 2500 RPM). This means 2008 Citroen C5 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1986 Ford Escort.

Compare all specifications:

2008 Citroen C5 1986 Ford Escort
Make Citroen Ford
Model C5 Escort
Year Released 2008 1986
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2946 cc 1751 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Horse Power 204 HP 59 HP
Engine RPM 6000 RPM 4800 RPM
Torque 285 Nm 110 Nm
Torque RPM 3750 RPM 2500 RPM
Engine Bore Size 87 mm 82.5 mm
Engine Stroke Size 82.6 mm 82 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 11.0:1 21.5:1
Fuel Type Gasoline - Premium Diesel
Top Speed 234 km/hour 151 km/hour
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1597 kg 910 kg
Vehicle Length 4760 mm 4090 mm
Vehicle Width 1780 mm 1650 mm
Vehicle Height 1520 mm 1380 mm
Wheelbase Size 2760 mm 2520 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 66 L 45 L


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