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1987 Citroen AX vs. 2001 Citroen C5

To start off, 2001 Citroen C5 is newer by 14 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 2,179 cc (4 cylinders), 2001 Citroen C5 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2001 Citroen C5 (134 HP @ 4000 RPM) has 90 more horse power than 1987 Citroen AX. (44 HP @ 6000 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2001 Citroen C5 should accelerate faster than 1987 Citroen AX. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2001 Citroen C5 weights approximately 798 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, 2001 Citroen C5 (320 Nm @ 2000 RPM) has 247 more torque (in Nm) than 1987 Citroen AX. (73 Nm @ 3700 RPM). This means 2001 Citroen C5 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1987 Citroen AX.

Compare all specifications:

1987 Citroen AX 2001 Citroen C5
Make Citroen Citroen
Model AX C5
Year Released 1987 2001
Body Type Hatchback Sedan
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 954 cc 2179 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 44 HP 134 HP
Engine RPM 6000 RPM 4000 RPM
Torque 73 Nm 320 Nm
Torque RPM 3700 RPM 2000 RPM
Engine Bore Size 70 mm 85.1 mm
Engine Stroke Size 62 mm 96 mm
Fuel Type Gasoline Diesel
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 1520 kg
Vehicle Length 3540 mm 4630 mm
Vehicle Width 1560 mm 1780 mm
Vehicle Height 1350 mm 1490 mm
Wheelbase Size 2290 mm 2760 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 80 L 66 L


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