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1976 Citroen CX vs. 1969 Citroen DS

To start off, 1976 Citroen CX is newer by 7 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1969 Citroen DS. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1969 Citroen DS would be higher. At 2,175 cc (4 cylinders), 1969 Citroen DS is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1969 Citroen DS (115 HP @ 5750 RPM) has 9 more horse power than 1976 Citroen CX. (106 HP @ 5500 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 1969 Citroen DS should accelerate faster than 1976 Citroen CX. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1969 Citroen DS weights approximately 185 kg more than 1976 Citroen CX. 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.

Compare all specifications:

1976 Citroen CX 1969 Citroen DS
Make Citroen Citroen
Model CX DS
Year Released 1976 1969
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1985 cc 2175 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 106 HP 115 HP
Engine RPM 5500 RPM 5750 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Front Front
Number of Doors 4 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1265 kg 1450 kg
Vehicle Length 4670 mm 5000 mm
Vehicle Width 1770 mm 1800 mm
Vehicle Height 1370 mm 1540 mm
Wheelbase Size 2850 mm 3140 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 68 L 65 L


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