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1977 Chevrolet Citation vs. 2012 Nissan Xterra

To start off, 2012 Nissan Xterra 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 4,000 cc (6 cylinders), 2012 Nissan Xterra is equipped with a bigger engine. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2012 Nissan Xterra weights approximately 850 kg more than 1977 Chevrolet Citation.

Because 2012 Nissan Xterra 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, 2012 Nissan Xterra 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 Nissan Xterra
Make Chevrolet Nissan
Model Citation Xterra
Year Released 1977 2012
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2835 cc 4000 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type V V
Horse Power 0 HP 261 HP
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Front 4WD
Vehicle Weight 1150 kg 2000 kg
Vehicle Length 4490 mm 4539 mm
Vehicle Width 1740 mm 1849 mm
Vehicle Height 1360 mm 1902 mm
Wheelbase Size 2670 mm 2700 mm


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