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1977 Chevrolet Citation vs. 1979 Chevrolet Caprice

To start off, 1979 Chevrolet Caprice is newer by 2 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1977 Chevrolet Citation. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1977 Chevrolet Citation would be higher. At 5,002 cc (8 cylinders), 1979 Chevrolet Caprice is equipped with a bigger engine. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1979 Chevrolet Caprice weights approximately 570 kg more than 1977 Chevrolet Citation.

Because 1979 Chevrolet Caprice 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 1979 Chevrolet Caprice. 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 1979 Chevrolet Caprice
Make Chevrolet Chevrolet
Model Citation Caprice
Year Released 1977 1979
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2835 cc 5002 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 8 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Horse Power 0 HP 148 HP
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Front Rear
Vehicle Weight 1150 kg 1720 kg
Vehicle Length 4490 mm 5460 mm
Vehicle Width 1740 mm 2020 mm
Vehicle Height 1360 mm 1480 mm
Wheelbase Size 2670 mm 2950 mm


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