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1987 Citroen AX vs. 1998 Holden Nova

To start off, 1998 Holden Nova is newer by 11 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1987 Citroen AX. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1987 Citroen AX would be higher. At 1,585 cc (4 cylinders), 1998 Holden Nova is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1998 Holden Nova (105 HP @ 5800 RPM) has 61 more horse power than 1987 Citroen AX. (44 HP @ 6000 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 1998 Holden Nova should accelerate faster than 1987 Citroen AX. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1998 Holden Nova weights approximately 368 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, 1998 Holden Nova (135 Nm @ 4800 RPM) has 62 more torque (in Nm) than 1987 Citroen AX. (73 Nm @ 3700 RPM). This means 1998 Holden Nova will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1987 Citroen AX.

Compare all specifications:

1987 Citroen AX 1998 Holden Nova
Make Citroen Holden
Model AX Nova
Year Released 1987 1998
Body Type Hatchback Sedan
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 954 cc 1585 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 44 HP 105 HP
Engine RPM 6000 RPM 5800 RPM
Torque 73 Nm 135 Nm
Torque RPM 3700 RPM 4800 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Vehicle Weight 722 kg 1090 kg
Vehicle Length 3540 mm 4280 mm
Vehicle Width 1560 mm 1690 mm
Vehicle Height 1350 mm 1390 mm
Wheelbase Size 2290 mm 2470 mm


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