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1977 Chevrolet Citation vs. 1981 Lincoln Continental

To start off, 1981 Lincoln Continental is newer by 4 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 4,942 cc (8 cylinders), 1981 Lincoln Continental is equipped with a bigger engine. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1981 Lincoln Continental weights approximately 705 kg more than 1977 Chevrolet Citation.

Because 1981 Lincoln Continental 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 1981 Lincoln Continental. 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 1981 Lincoln Continental
Make Chevrolet Lincoln
Model Citation Continental
Year Released 1977 1981
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2835 cc 4942 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 8 cylinders
Engine Type V V
Horse Power 0 HP 129 HP
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Front Rear
Vehicle Weight 1150 kg 1855 kg
Vehicle Length 4490 mm 5570 mm
Vehicle Width 1740 mm 1990 mm
Vehicle Height 1360 mm 1430 mm
Wheelbase Size 2670 mm 2990 mm


 

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