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2009 Ford Focus vs. 1986 Ford Escort

To start off, 2009 Ford Focus 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 1,999 cc (4 cylinders), 2009 Ford Focus is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2009 Ford Focus (141 HP @ 6000 RPM) has 82 more horse power than 1986 Ford Escort. (59 HP @ 4800 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2009 Ford Focus should accelerate faster than 1986 Ford Escort. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2009 Ford Focus weights approximately 56 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, 2009 Ford Focus (132 Nm @ 6000 RPM) has 22 more torque (in Nm) than 1986 Ford Escort. (110 Nm @ 2500 RPM). This means 2009 Ford Focus will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1986 Ford Escort.

Compare all specifications:

2009 Ford Focus 1986 Ford Escort
Make Ford Ford
Model Focus Escort
Year Released 2009 1986
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1999 cc 1751 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 141 HP 59 HP
Engine RPM 6000 RPM 4800 RPM
Torque 132 Nm 110 Nm
Torque RPM 6000 RPM 2500 RPM
Engine Bore Size 87.5 mm 82.5 mm
Engine Stroke Size 83.1 mm 82 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 10.0:1 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 2 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 966 kg 910 kg
Vehicle Length 4490 mm 4090 mm
Vehicle Height 1450 mm 1380 mm
Wheelbase Size 2740 mm 2520 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 70 L 45 L


 

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