1976 Citroen CX vs. 1968 Volvo 120

To start off, 1976 Citroen CX is newer by 8 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1968 Volvo 120. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1968 Volvo 120 would be higher. At 2,347 cc (4 cylinders), 1976 Citroen CX is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1976 Citroen CX (115 HP @ 5500 RPM) has 11 more horse power than 1968 Volvo 120. (104 HP @ 6000 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1976 Citroen CX should accelerate faster than 1968 Volvo 120. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1976 Citroen CX weights approximately 400 kg more than 1968 Volvo 120. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 1968 Volvo 120 is rear wheel drive (RWD), it offers better handling in dry conditions; in addition, if you are looking to drift, it will be much easier to do with 1968 Volvo 120. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 1976 Citroen CX, being front wheel drive (FWD), will offer much better control with better grip. 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, 1976 Citroen CX (186 Nm @ 2750 RPM) has 34 more torque (in Nm) than 1968 Volvo 120. (152 Nm @ 4000 RPM). This means 1976 Citroen CX will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1968 Volvo 120.

Compare all specifications:

1976 Citroen CX 1968 Volvo 120
Make Citroen Volvo
Model CX 120
Year Released 1976 1968
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2347 cc 1777 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 115 HP 104 HP
Engine RPM 5500 RPM 6000 RPM
Torque 186 Nm 152 Nm
Torque RPM 2750 RPM 4000 RPM
Engine Bore Size 93.5 mm 84.2 mm
Engine Stroke Size 85.5 mm 80 mm
Drive Type Front Rear
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Weight 1410 kg 1010 kg
Vehicle Length 4930 mm 4460 mm
Vehicle Width 1730 mm 1620 mm
Vehicle Height 1370 mm 1510 mm
Wheelbase Size 3100 mm 2610 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 68 L 45 L


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