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1987 Citroen AX vs. 1999 Vauxhall Frontera

To start off, 1999 Vauxhall Frontera is newer by 12 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 2,171 cc (4 cylinders), 1999 Vauxhall Frontera is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1999 Vauxhall Frontera (115 HP @ 3800 RPM) has 71 more horse power than 1987 Citroen AX. (44 HP @ 6000 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 1999 Vauxhall Frontera should accelerate faster than 1987 Citroen AX. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1999 Vauxhall Frontera weights approximately 1098 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.

Because 1999 Vauxhall Frontera is four wheel drive (4WD), it will have significant more traction and grip than 1987 Citroen AX. In wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 1999 Vauxhall Frontera will offer significantly more control. 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, 1999 Vauxhall Frontera (260 Nm @ 1900 RPM) has 187 more torque (in Nm) than 1987 Citroen AX. (73 Nm @ 3700 RPM). This means 1999 Vauxhall Frontera will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1987 Citroen AX. 1999 Vauxhall Frontera 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. 1999 Vauxhall Frontera will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

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1987 Citroen AX 1999 Vauxhall Frontera
Make Citroen Vauxhall
Model AX Frontera
Year Released 1987 1999
Body Type Hatchback SUV
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 954 cc 2171 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 44 HP 115 HP
Engine RPM 6000 RPM 3800 RPM
Torque 73 Nm 260 Nm
Torque RPM 3700 RPM 1900 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Diesel
Drive Type Front 4WD
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 2 seats
Number of Doors 3 doors 3 doors
Vehicle Weight 722 kg 1820 kg
Vehicle Length 3540 mm 4280 mm
Vehicle Width 1560 mm 1800 mm
Vehicle Height 1350 mm 1710 mm
Wheelbase Size 2290 mm 2470 mm


 

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