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1987 Citroen AX vs. 1961 Citroen DS

To start off, 1987 Citroen AX is newer by 26 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1961 Citroen DS. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1961 Citroen DS would be higher. At 1,910 cc (4 cylinders), 1961 Citroen DS is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1961 Citroen DS (82 HP @ 4500 RPM) has 38 more horse power than 1987 Citroen AX. (44 HP @ 6000 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 1961 Citroen DS should accelerate faster than 1987 Citroen AX. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1961 Citroen DS weights approximately 558 kg more than 1987 Citroen AX. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Both vehicles are front wheel drive (FWD). Which offers better traction when its slippery than rear wheel drive vehicles. 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:

1987 Citroen AX 1961 Citroen DS
Make Citroen Citroen
Model AX DS
Year Released 1987 1961
Body Type Hatchback Convertible
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 954 cc 1910 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 44 HP 82 HP
Engine RPM 6000 RPM 4500 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Front Front
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 3 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 722 kg 1280 kg
Vehicle Length 3540 mm 4850 mm
Vehicle Width 1560 mm 1800 mm
Vehicle Height 1350 mm 1540 mm
Wheelbase Size 2290 mm 3140 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 80 L 63 L


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