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1987 Citroen AX vs. 1979 Citroen CX

To start off, 1987 Citroen AX is newer by 8 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1979 Citroen CX. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1979 Citroen CX would be higher. At 1,995 cc (4 cylinders), 1979 Citroen CX is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1979 Citroen CX (106 HP @ 5500 RPM) has 62 more horse power than 1987 Citroen AX. (44 HP @ 6000 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 1979 Citroen CX should accelerate faster than 1987 Citroen AX. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1979 Citroen CX weights approximately 503 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. Let's talk about torque, 1979 Citroen CX (159 Nm @ 3250 RPM) has 86 more torque (in Nm) than 1987 Citroen AX. (73 Nm @ 3700 RPM). This means 1979 Citroen CX will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1987 Citroen AX.

Compare all specifications:

1987 Citroen AX 1979 Citroen CX
Make Citroen Citroen
Model AX CX
Year Released 1987 1979
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 954 cc 1995 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 44 HP 106 HP
Engine RPM 6000 RPM 5500 RPM
Torque 73 Nm 159 Nm
Torque RPM 3700 RPM 3250 RPM
Engine Bore Size 70 mm 86 mm
Engine Stroke Size 62 mm 85.5 mm
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 3 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 722 kg 1225 kg
Vehicle Length 3540 mm 4670 mm
Vehicle Width 1560 mm 1770 mm
Vehicle Height 1350 mm 1370 mm
Wheelbase Size 2290 mm 2750 mm
Fuel Consumption Overall 11.9 L/100km 5.2 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 80 L 80 L


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