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1977 Chevrolet Citation vs. 1979 Chevrolet Suburban

To start off, 1979 Chevrolet Suburban 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 4,093 cc (6 cylinders), 1979 Chevrolet Suburban is equipped with a bigger engine. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1979 Chevrolet Suburban weights approximately 1050 kg more than 1977 Chevrolet Citation.

Because 1979 Chevrolet Suburban is four wheel drive (4WD), it will have significant more traction and grip than 1977 Chevrolet Citation. In wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 1979 Chevrolet Suburban will offer significantly more control. 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 Suburban
Make Chevrolet Chevrolet
Model Citation Suburban
Year Released 1977 1979
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2835 cc 4093 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Horse Power 0 HP 101 HP
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Front 4WD
Vehicle Weight 1150 kg 2200 kg
Vehicle Length 4490 mm 5480 mm
Vehicle Width 1740 mm 1950 mm
Vehicle Height 1360 mm 1800 mm
Wheelbase Size 2670 mm 3300 mm


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