1976 Citroen CX vs. 2001 Holden Vectra

To start off, 2001 Holden Vectra is newer by 25 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1976 Citroen CX. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1976 Citroen CX would be higher. At 2,347 cc (4 cylinders), 1976 Citroen CX is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2001 Holden Vectra (139 HP @ 5200 RPM) has 24 more horse power than 1976 Citroen CX. (115 HP @ 5500 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2001 Holden Vectra should accelerate faster than 1976 Citroen CX. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1976 Citroen CX weights approximately 110 kg more than 2001 Holden Vectra.

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, 2001 Holden Vectra (200 Nm @ 4000 RPM) has 14 more torque (in Nm) than 1976 Citroen CX. (186 Nm @ 2750 RPM). This means 2001 Holden Vectra will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1976 Citroen CX.

Compare all specifications:

1976 Citroen CX 2001 Holden Vectra
Make Citroen Holden
Model CX Vectra
Year Released 1976 2001
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2347 cc 2198 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 115 HP 139 HP
Engine RPM 5500 RPM 5200 RPM
Torque 186 Nm 200 Nm
Torque RPM 2750 RPM 4000 RPM
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Doors 5 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1410 kg 1300 kg
Vehicle Length 4930 mm 4500 mm
Vehicle Width 1730 mm 1710 mm
Vehicle Height 1370 mm 1430 mm
Wheelbase Size 3100 mm 2650 mm


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