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1977 Chevrolet Citation vs. 1974 Mercury Montego

To start off, 1977 Chevrolet Citation is newer by 3 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1974 Mercury Montego. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1974 Mercury Montego would be higher. At 4,095 cc (6 cylinders), 1974 Mercury Montego is equipped with a bigger engine. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1974 Mercury Montego weights approximately 545 kg more than 1977 Chevrolet Citation.

Because 1974 Mercury Montego 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 1974 Mercury Montego. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 1977 Chevrolet Citation, 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.

Compare all specifications:

1977 Chevrolet Citation 1974 Mercury Montego
Make Chevrolet Mercury
Model Citation Montego
Year Released 1977 1974
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2835 cc 4095 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Horse Power 0 HP 96 HP
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Front Rear
Vehicle Weight 1150 kg 1695 kg
Vehicle Length 4490 mm 5300 mm
Vehicle Width 1740 mm 2010 mm
Vehicle Height 1360 mm 1350 mm
Wheelbase Size 2670 mm 3010 mm


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