1964 Citroen DS vs. 1999 Mercury Sable

To start off, 1999 Mercury Sable is newer by 35 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1964 Citroen DS. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1964 Citroen DS would be higher. At 2,986 cc (6 cylinders), 1999 Mercury Sable is equipped with a bigger engine. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1999 Mercury Sable weights approximately 322 kg more than 1964 Citroen DS.

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.

Compare all specifications:

1964 Citroen DS 1999 Mercury Sable
Make Citroen Mercury
Model DS Sable
Year Released 1964 1999
Body Type Convertible Sedan
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1911 cc 2986 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Horse Power 82 HP 0 HP
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Front Front
Number of Seats 5 seats 6 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1280 kg 1602 kg
Vehicle Length 4850 mm 5100 mm
Vehicle Width 1800 mm 1860 mm
Vehicle Height 1540 mm 1420 mm
Wheelbase Size 3140 mm 2760 mm


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