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1987 Citroen AX vs. 1977 Ford Cougar

To start off, 1987 Citroen AX is newer by 10 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1977 Ford Cougar. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1977 Ford Cougar would be higher. At 4,947 cc (8 cylinders), 1977 Ford Cougar is equipped with a bigger engine. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1977 Ford Cougar weights approximately 778 kg more than 1987 Citroen AX.

Because 1977 Ford Cougar 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 1977 Ford Cougar. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 1987 Citroen AX, 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. 1977 Ford Cougar has automatic transmission and 1987 Citroen AX has manual transmission. 1987 Citroen AX will offer better control over acceleration and deceleration in addition to better fuel efficiency overall. 1977 Ford Cougar will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

1987 Citroen AX 1977 Ford Cougar
Make Citroen Ford
Model AX Cougar
Year Released 1987 1977
Body Type Hatchback Coupe
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 954 cc 4947 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 8 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Horse Power 44 HP 0 HP
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Front Rear
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 3 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Weight 722 kg 1500 kg
Vehicle Length 3540 mm 5100 mm
Vehicle Width 1560 mm 1890 mm
Vehicle Height 1350 mm 1350 mm
Wheelbase Size 2290 mm 2760 mm


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