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2009 Fiat Panda vs. 1986 Ford Escort

To start off, 2009 Fiat Panda 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 1,751 cc (4 cylinders), 1986 Ford Escort is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1986 Ford Escort (59 HP @ 4800 RPM) has 6 more horse power than 2009 Fiat Panda. (53 HP @ 5000 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 1986 Ford Escort should accelerate faster than 2009 Fiat Panda. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2009 Fiat Panda weights approximately 5 kg more than 1986 Ford Escort.

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, 1986 Ford Escort (110 Nm @ 2500 RPM) has 22 more torque (in Nm) than 2009 Fiat Panda. (88 Nm @ 2750 RPM). This means 1986 Ford Escort will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2009 Fiat Panda.

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2009 Fiat Panda 1986 Ford Escort
Make Fiat Ford
Model Panda Escort
Year Released 2009 1986
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1107 cc 1751 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 53 HP 59 HP
Engine RPM 5000 RPM 4800 RPM
Torque 88 Nm 110 Nm
Torque RPM 2750 RPM 2500 RPM
Engine Bore Size 70 mm 82.5 mm
Engine Stroke Size 72 mm 82 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 9.6:1 21.5:1
Fuel Type Gasoline - Premium Diesel
Top Speed 150 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 915 kg 910 kg
Vehicle Length 3540 mm 4090 mm
Vehicle Width 1600 mm 1650 mm
Vehicle Height 1550 mm 1380 mm
Wheelbase Size 2310 mm 2520 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 35 L 45 L


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