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1987 Citroen AX vs. 1972 Citroen Dyane

To start off, 1987 Citroen AX is newer by 15 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1972 Citroen Dyane. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1972 Citroen Dyane would be higher. At 954 cc (4 cylinders), 1987 Citroen AX is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1987 Citroen AX (44 HP @ 6000 RPM) has 20 more horse power than 1972 Citroen Dyane. (24 HP @ 6750 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1987 Citroen AX should accelerate faster than 1972 Citroen Dyane. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1987 Citroen AX weights approximately 132 kg more than 1972 Citroen Dyane. 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. Let's talk about torque, 1987 Citroen AX (73 Nm @ 3700 RPM) has 44 more torque (in Nm) than 1972 Citroen Dyane. (29 Nm @ 4000 RPM). This means 1987 Citroen AX will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1972 Citroen Dyane.

Compare all specifications:

1987 Citroen AX 1972 Citroen Dyane
Make Citroen Citroen
Model AX Dyane
Year Released 1987 1972
Body Type Hatchback Hatchback
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 954 cc 425 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 2 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 44 HP 24 HP
Engine RPM 6000 RPM 6750 RPM
Torque 73 Nm 29 Nm
Torque RPM 3700 RPM 4000 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Front Front
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 3 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 722 kg 590 kg
Vehicle Length 3540 mm 3880 mm
Vehicle Width 1560 mm 1510 mm
Vehicle Height 1350 mm 1560 mm
Wheelbase Size 2290 mm 2410 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 80 L 43 L


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