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2009 Audi TT vs. 1986 Ford Escort

To start off, 2009 Audi TT is newer by 23 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 1,968 cc (4 cylinders), 2009 Audi TT is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2009 Audi TT (168 HP @ 4200 RPM) has 109 more horse power than 1986 Ford Escort. (59 HP @ 4800 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2009 Audi TT should accelerate faster than 1986 Ford Escort. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2009 Audi TT weights approximately 460 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.

Because 2009 Audi TT is four wheel drive (4WD), it will have significant more traction and grip than 1986 Ford Escort. In wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2009 Audi TT will offer significantly more control. 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, 2009 Audi TT (350 Nm @ 1750 RPM) has 240 more torque (in Nm) than 1986 Ford Escort. (110 Nm @ 2500 RPM). This means 2009 Audi TT will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1986 Ford Escort.

Compare all specifications:

2009 Audi TT 1986 Ford Escort
Make Audi Ford
Model TT Escort
Year Released 2009 1986
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1968 cc 1751 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 168 HP 59 HP
Engine RPM 4200 RPM 4800 RPM
Torque 350 Nm 110 Nm
Torque RPM 1750 RPM 2500 RPM
Engine Bore Size 81.1 mm 82.5 mm
Engine Stroke Size 95.5 mm 82 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 16.5:1 21.5:1
Fuel Type Diesel Diesel
Drive Type 4WD Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 4 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1370 kg 910 kg
Vehicle Length 4180 mm 4090 mm
Vehicle Width 1850 mm 1650 mm
Vehicle Height 1360 mm 1380 mm
Wheelbase Size 2470 mm 2520 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 60 L 45 L


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