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1977 Chevrolet Citation vs. 2012 Lexus IS

To start off, 2012 Lexus IS is newer by 35 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 2,835 cc (6 cylinders), 1977 Chevrolet Citation is equipped with a bigger engine. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2012 Lexus IS weights approximately 417 kg more than 1977 Chevrolet Citation.

Because 2012 Lexus IS is all wheel drive (AWD), it will have significant more traction and grip than 1977 Chevrolet Citation. In wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2012 Lexus IS 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 2012 Lexus IS
Make Chevrolet Lexus
Model Citation IS
Year Released 1977 2012
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2835 cc 2500 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type V V
Horse Power 0 HP 204 HP
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Front AWD
Vehicle Weight 1150 kg 1567 kg
Vehicle Length 4490 mm 4585 mm
Vehicle Width 1740 mm 1801 mm
Vehicle Height 1360 mm 1440 mm
Wheelbase Size 2670 mm 2731 mm


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