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1976 Citroen CX vs. 2005 Citroen Xsara

To start off, 2005 Citroen Xsara is newer by 29 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 1,997 cc (4 cylinders), 2005 Citroen Xsara is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2005 Citroen Xsara (134 HP) has 28 more horse power than 1976 Citroen CX. (106 HP) In normal driving conditions, 2005 Citroen Xsara should accelerate faster than 1976 Citroen CX. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1976 Citroen CX weights approximately 17 kg more than 2005 Citroen Xsara.

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, 2005 Citroen Xsara (183 Nm @ 4100 RPM) has 22 more torque (in Nm) than 1976 Citroen CX. (161 Nm @ 3000 RPM). This means 2005 Citroen Xsara will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1976 Citroen CX.

Compare all specifications:

1976 Citroen CX 2005 Citroen Xsara
Make Citroen Citroen
Model CX Xsara
Year Released 1976 2005
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1985 cc 1997 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 106 HP 134 HP
Torque 161 Nm 183 Nm
Torque RPM 3000 RPM 4100 RPM
Engine Bore Size 83 mm 85.1 mm
Engine Stroke Size 88 mm 88 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 9.3:1 10.8:1
Drive Type Front Front
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1265 kg 1248 kg
Vehicle Length 4670 mm 4190 mm
Vehicle Width 1770 mm 1710 mm
Vehicle Height 1370 mm 1410 mm
Wheelbase Size 2850 mm 2610 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 68 L 54 L


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